"The strategies that secondary school adolescent boys utilize in managing sexually transmitted infections including hiv/aids: the case of Ol' Joro-Orok Division Nyandarua District."

This study was carried out as a population based survey conducted among secondary school boys aged 13 to 19 in 01' J oro-orok division, Nyandarua District. The objectives of the study were: to investigate the factors that influence adolescent boys' sexual behaviours and practices; explore the role of sexual perceptions and attitudes on boys' risk management practices; iden­tify the various risk management techniques that boys employ against the risks of STI and HIV infection and to examine boys' illness and treatment seeking behaviours upon infection with an STI.

The Impact of population and socio-economic factors on the physical structure of urban settlements in Western Kenya

This study set out to examine urbanization in the Western Provinces of Kenya by examining the impact of demographic and socio-economic factors on the urban settlements in the region. The main area of the study was defined as the examination of the physical structures of the settlements in terms of the amount and pattern of land use as well as the structure of land values in the se-ttlements . The basic hypothesis is that the physical structure of the city and its changing pattern are functions of the socio-economic factors affecting it.

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 .

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