New Book- Rethinking Development Paradigms in Africa: International Perspectives

Book cover for Rethinking Development Paradigms in Africa 2016

Rethinking Development Paradigms in Africa:

International Perspectives


Editors: Maurice N. Amutabi and Linnet Hamasi


Published by African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA), Nairobi, Kenya

ISBN: 978-9966-1933-9-1


This book is dedicated to  Prof.  Justus G. Mbae (PhD) for his outstanding vision, fortitude, mentoring and great academic leadership and dedication to public service in Kenya





























Published by




African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA), Nairobi, Kenya




© Maurice N. Amutabi and Linnet Hamasi (Eds), 2016




First Published in 2016




All rights reserved




ISBN: 978-9966-1933-9-1


Dedication                                                                                                                              ii

Copyright                                                                                                                                iii

Acknowledgement                                                                                                                  iv



Maurice N. Amutabi and Linnet Hamasi                                                                                1


Chapter 1

Implications of Networking to Community Cohesion: A Case of Women Chamas in Bungoma County

By Sellah Nasimiyu King’oro and Maurice N. Amutabi                                                        5


Chapter 2

Effect of Motivation, Job atisfaction, Gender and Educational Qualifications on Job Performance of Library Personnel in Universities in North-Central, Nigeria

By Katamba Abubakar Saka                                                                                                  15


Chapter 3

Application of Information and Communication Technologies for the Management of Knowledge and Innovations in Nigerian Agricultural Research Institutes

By Kabiru Dahiru Abbas                                                                                                        27


Chapter 4

The influence of locus of control, study habits and gender on the academic achievement of senior secondary school physics students in Ibadan metropolis

By Okeke, Uchenna K and Ukoh, Edidiong. E.                                                                    41


Chapter 5

Health Discourses and Ethno Medicine in Rural Africa: Interrogating Women’s Knowledge Systems among the Marakwets of Kenya

By Linnet Hamasi                                                                                                                   51


Chapter 6

Scarcities in the Rangelands and Implication for Food Security in Kenya: Assessment of Food Security and Water Needs among Pastoralist Groups in Northern Kenya

By Maurice N. Amutabi                                                                                                         67


Chapter 7

Effects of Environmental Factors and Staff Attitudes on Students’ use of Academic Libraries in Minna, Niger State-Nigeria

By Jibril Attahiru Alhassan and Cletus Emeka Iloka                                                             88


Chapter 8

The Critical Role of School Feeding to Primary Education Outcome – Pupil Performance: The case of Kalangala District, Central Uganda

By Pascal Odoch                                                                                                                    98


Chapter 9

Galvanizing the Realization of the Right of African States to Development under International law: a conscionable desideration?

By Paul Adole Ejembi                                                                                                            113


Chapter 10

Igbo Economic Relations and Security Challenges in Northern Nigeria

By Lenshie, Nsemba Edward                                                                                                 125


Chapter 11

Pedagogical Knowledge among Academic Staff and Effectiveness of the Teaching-Learning

Process at Makerere University

By Lukwago Rashid and Neema-Abooki                                                                              138


Chapter 12

Discrimination against Women in the work place: a focus on Nigeria.

By Oowo Joy Ejembi                                                                                                              149


Chapter 13

Employee Relations and Staff Retention in Higher Institutions of Learning in Kabale District

By Mable Namara                                                                                                                   158


Chapter 14

Relationship between Institutional Support and Teacher-Educators’ Level of ICT Integration in Instruction in Primary Teacher Training Colleges in Kenya

By Bernard Chemwei and Billiah Gisore                                                                               170


Chapter 15

Public Policies and Women Participation in Disaster Management in Kenya: The Case of Makueni County

By Faith Mbulwa Wambua                                                                                                     181


Chapter 16

Implementation of ICT Enhanced Educaiton in Rural secondary Schools: A Case pf Kabiyet Sub-County, Nandi County, Kenya

By Caren Kimetto and Felicity Murunga                                                                               191


Chapter 17

Gender Inclusiveness in Science, Mathematics Technology learning and teaching in Kabale Municipality-Uganda

By Aggrey Yesigomwe                                                                                                          202


Chapter 18

Socio-Economic Implications of the Ban of commercial Motorcycle (Boda Boda) Operations in Nairobi CBD

By Esther N. Ndungu and David N. Gaitungu                                                                      215


Chapter 19

The Quasi-Autonomous Agencies in Limbo: A Case of Tanzania Employment Services Agency (TAESA) and Public Service Recruitment Secretariat (PRSRS)

By Marijani, Ramadhani                                                                                                         224


Chapter 20

Improvement of Acid Soluble Copper Recovery in Tailings Leach Plant at Konkola Copper Mine Plc, Zambia

By Ronald Ngulube, Stephen B. Mulenga, Rajendra Agrawal, Francis Zambika and Barry Kalumba                                                                                                                                 233


Chapter 21

Girls, Primary School Retention and Achieving UN Millennium Development Goals:  Case Study of Rural Kisumu, Kenya

By Ochieng’ O. K’Olewe                                                                                                       245


Chapter 22

The Influence of Financial Resources on the integration of the National Goals of Education

By Murithi Tiberious, J.M. Mwania and Joe Mwinzi                                                             257


Chapter 23

Mediating Learner-Content Interaction Using Emerging Technologies: A case of History Education at Makerere University

By William Musamba, Abdu Kisige and Peter Neema-Abooki                                            268


Chapter 24

Shared leadership and team performance in institutions of Higher learning in Kenya

By Sister Elizabeth Piliyesi                                                                                                     278


Chapter 25

Understanding Causes and Consequences of Household Poverty in South Western Uganda: Case Study of Kabale District

By Tumwebaze Joshua                                                                                                           291


Chapter 26

Gender Differences in Paternal Involvement in Pupils’ Education among Primary School Pupils in Nairobi, Kenya

By Sophia M. Bironga and Peter N. Muchanje                                                                      303


Chapter 27

Availability of Information Resources for Research in Agricultural Research Institutes (ARI) in Nigeria

By Mohammed Abubakar Bitagi                                                                                            317


Chapter 28

Assessment of Kenya’s Realization of Education for All (EFA) Goals – 2015: A Case of West Pokot County

By Aggrey Asitiba Okutu                                                                                                       329


Chapter 29

Value Based Education as a Response to Emerging Challenges in Africa: In search of Global Citizenship for a Peaceful World

By Otieno- Omutoko Lillian and Samson O. Gunga                                                             344


Chapter 30

Conceptual Metaphors in Bertolt Brecht’s Play: “The Caucasian Chalk Circle”

By Moses Gatambuki Gathigia, George Ogal Ouma and Titus Karuri Macharia                  353


Chapter 31

Design of an Ecosan Toilet Model for Kenyan Schools

By Abel N. Mayaka, Dickson Andala, , Kezia N. Ngugi and Moses Mwangi                                   366



Chapter 32

Maternal health and the development of Uganda: A case study Kisoro District (2010-2015)

By Gato Gilbert Semaana                                                                                                       375


Chapter 33

A  Qualitative Study on Solar Energy Use in South Africa

By Sanele Nocwanya and Justus N. Agumba                                                                                    391


Chapter 34

The Context and Conflict of Rural and Urban Development Paradigms – The Dynamics and Politics of Village versus City Dwellers in Africa

By Terver Akpar                                                                                                                     403


Chapter 35

Heritage, Culture and Development in Africa: The Nigerian Experience

By S.  Awoniyi                                                                                                                       415


Chapter 36

The effect of mastery of skills of drawing Biology diagrams during the learning of Biology on the learners performance in the subject in Kakamega County, Kenya.

By Phanuel Kisambo Gudi                                                                                                     425


Chapter 37

Knowledge Management Economy for Solutions Seeking Entrepreneurship in Kenya: A Polycentric Planning Strategy

By Samson R. Akinola                                                                                                           436




About African Interdisciplinary Studies Association Website

Prof. Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi is President of African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA), a pioneer professional associaiton bringing together members from all disciplines in Africa and abroad. He is a former Fulbright Scholar who previously worked as Deputy Vice Chancellor at Kisii University and also Director of Research and Professor in Peace and Strategic Studies at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), 2010-2013. He has previously taught at Central Washington University, USA (2005-2010) in African Studies Programme and Moi University (1992-2000) in the Department of Development Studies and other public universities in Kenya. Prof. Amutabi holds a PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA in History and African Studies. He received his B.A (Hons) in 1989 in Political Science and History and M.A in 1991 from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. Maurice Amutabi is co-editor of Regime Change and Succession Politics in Africa: Five Decades of Misrule (with Shadrack Wanjala Nasong’o) – in 2013. Amutabi also co-edited Africa after Fifty Years: Retrospections and Reflections (with Toyin Falola and Sylvester Gundona) in 2012. Amutabi is the author of The NGO Factor in Africa: The Case of Arrested Development in Kenya (New York: Routledge, 2006). Amutabi is co-author of Nationalism and Democracy for People-Centered Development in Africa (Moi University Press, 2000). He has also co-authored Foundations of Adult Education in Africa (Cape Town/Hamburg: Pearson/UNESCO, 2005). He has written two novels, Because of Honor (a novel on Islam in Africa) and These Good People (a novel on corruption in Africa). Amutabi is also the author of Nakhamuma Stories (a collection of short stories from the Abaluyia community of western Kenya). His chapters have appeared in over thirty books. His articles have appeared in several refereed and reputable journals such as African Studies Review, African Contemporary Cultural Studies, Canadian Journal of African Studies, International Journal of Educational Development; and Jenda: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies. Amutabi has made presentations at over one hundred national and international conferences. Amutabi is the Vice-President of the Kenya Studies and Scholars’ Association (KESSA), Kenya’s premier research and academic organization. He is the editor-in-chief of Kenya Studies Review and Eastern Africa Journal of Humanities and Sciences. Prof. Amutabi has conducted extensive research on many issues of development. He has taught courses on peace and conflict and gender and development. He teaches in the PhD and Masters Programme in the Institute of Peace and Security Studies at Kisii University. He enjoys blogging and writing and is an avid sports fan, but does not support any of team, preferring to support the team that plays well.
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