Effects of Insecurity on Social Activities of Pastoralist Communities, A Case Study of Mandera County

  • Abdi Mohamed Ali Kenyatta university
  • Maxwell Sifuna Kenyatta University
  • Thomas Kibutu, PhD Kenyatta University
Keywords: Insecurity, Social, Effects, Pastoralists, Mandera, County
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The presence of an imminent threat to people's lives and property is referred to as insecurity. It might represent a threat, posing difficulties, and risks, and raising anxieties, which would have an impact on a nation's socioeconomic progress. The purpose of this study was to examine forms of insecurity among pastoralist communities and evaluate how insecurity affected the social activities of pastoralist communities in Mandera County, Kenya. A descriptive survey study design was used to collect both qualitative and quantitative data using questionnaires, interviews and content analysis. A total of 399 household heads, 4 chiefs, 6 sub-chiefs, 10 religious leaders, and 6 members of civil society. A stratified method was used to ensure all the sub-counties were included in the study. Household heads, chiefs, sub-chiefs, religious figures, and members of civil society were sampled using purposive sampling. Data analysis was done using the Statistical Packages for Social Science (SPSS Version 25) computer software program to yield descriptive statistics such as frequencies, percentages, means, and standard deviations. Verbatim quotes were used to analyse qualitative data. The findings of the study were presented using tables, figures, pie charts and bar graphs. The findings of this study indicated that Mandera experiences a variety of kinds of insecurity, such as livestock rustling, banditry, border conflicts, terrorism attacks, and inter-clan disputes. The study concluded that there was heightened insecurity in Mandera County caused by terrorism and cattle rustling. Based on the findings above, the study recommended that the county government of Mandera to provide adequate amenities and intensify security in the county in order to ensure the pastoral communities have access to social services


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15 April, 2024
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Ali, A., Sifuna, M., & Kibutu, T. (2024). Effects of Insecurity on Social Activities of Pastoralist Communities, A Case Study of Mandera County. East African Journal of Arts and Social Sciences, 7(1), 175-188. https://doi.org/10.37284/eajass.7.1.1864