Responses of large private manufacturing companies to the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Nairobi

Organisations exist in a complex commercial, economic, political, teclmological, cultural and social environment. This environment is turbulent and it is more complex to some organisations than others. The success of every organisation is determined by its responsiveness to the environment. To be able to retain competitive advantage, organisations need to examine their environment both internal and external and respond accordingly. HIV/AIDS is one of the significant recent developments in the environment. Organisations are therefore expected to respond to the impact of HIV /AIDS.

Communication and conflict: a case study of indigenous mechanisms of conflict resolution among the Mijikenda

For a long time, Africa has been saddled and bogged down by intermittent conflicts both within and between its states. From Algeria to Sierra Leone, Liberia to Sudan, the Horn, East and Central Africa and the Great Lakes Region armed conflicts are increasing and are almost exclusively within rather than between states. Even countries that were once regarded as island of peace and tranquility such as Ivory Coast have fallen victims of the escalating armed conflicts in Africa.

Ecotourism and its effects on the livelihoods of the host community and natural resource management: a case study of Amboseli, kenya

This study was conducted in Amboseli ecosystem. The study aimed at characterising ecotourism and assessing whether satisfaction was derived out of its experience; comparing vegetation attributes and wildlife numbers in areas of different ecotourism intensities; assessing ecotourism effects on the livelihoods of the host community and natural resource management; and documenting the constraints facing its progress in the area.

Post-conflict peace building in East Africa: The case of Sotik and Borabu constituencies in Kenya, 1990-2012

This research study is an intensive examination of peace-building initiatives in East Africa, with a case-study of post-conflict peace-building efforts in Sotik and Borabu constituencies, which are located in Bomet and Nyamira Counties in the Republic of Kenya. This area has faced continuing violence from the period 1990 to 2012. The most significant violence in the area was experienced following the 2007/2008 disputed elections in Kenya.

Chinese foreign direct investments in Kenya's Economy, (2000-2010)

This Research Project contends that despite the criticism labeled against China's increasing economic and political influence in Africa and particularly against the anticipated negative impact of its foreign direct investments in African countries, it is imprecise to condemn such investments as potentially harmful to an economy such as Kenya's without subjecting them to empirical investigation.

Beekeepers' participation in group-based financial institutions and adoption of improved technologies in arid and semi-arid lands a case of Makueni district-Kenya

The problem of low agricultural productivity in sub-Saharan Africa is currently one of the fundamental concerns of policy makers. In the Beekeeping sub-sector, the issue of low honey production has engaged policy makers and researchers in strategizing on how to modernize small-scale beekeeping through the introduction of improved technologies. Production under traditional log hive technology over the period has resulted in both low honey output and quality and has not conformed to the dynamic market demands.

The cultural perspective of violence against women: a case study of the Suba community on Rusinga Island

This study set out to explore the forms of violence against women on Rusinga Island and how it relates to enculturation and the women's perceptions of it. The study sought to address the following research questions: What forms of violence against women exist on Rusinga Island? To what extent is the violence against women a result of enculturation? And, does women's socialization make them perceive the violence against them as normal, hence influencing its perpetuation?

Physical land suitability evaluation for urban developmelnt in are fringe of Nakuru municipality

The land around Nakuru town is coming under pressure for urban development. "Much of the urban expansion has taken place on environmentally sensitive areas. I The purpose of this study was to assess the physical land and related resources in order to determine urban land use strategies for directing future growth to the most appropriate, ' places. Data was compiled from field surveys, interpretation of aerial photography, existing reports and maps. From these inventories, the area was divided into 11 uniform land units in .

Groundwater recharge of confined aquifers in the upper Ewaso Ng'iro North River Basin, Kenya

Groundwater has been, and will continue to be an important water supply for industrial, agricultural and residential use in Kenya. Rainfall is the main source of groundwater recharge. In order to estimate the groundwater recharge to confined aquifers of the upper Ewaso Ng'iro North River Basin, quantitative information on the response of groundwater levels to rainfall variability have been used. Recently a number of boreholes have dried up and some have dropped their water levels. Therefore, it became matter of concern to relate rainfall and fluctuations in water rest levels (WRL).

Vacational training and rural employment: an investigation into some factors which influence the local employment of youth polytechnic graduates inMachakos District, Kenya

This study investigates some of the major factors which influence the local employment of Youth Polytechnic graduates in Machakos District. The study is based on the hypothesis that the individual Youth Polytechnic graduate's personal characteristics, parental background, and the agro-ecological potential of his/her home area affect the graduate's ability to obtain gainful employment in the local area. A sample of 128 respondents, all Youth Polytechnic graduates residing or working in their home areas, were traced and interviewed.


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