Rural-urban dualism and ineffective land use control instruments at the rural- urban Interface

Hitherto, land use planning in Kenya was practiced in the colonial urban areas and the scheduled highlands but not in the African markets and rural reserves. This then created favorable land use patterns in the European settlements and unfavorable land use patterns in the African settlements. In the recent times, efforts have been made to introduce land use planning in the former African settlements in order to harmonize land use patterns in the country. However, effective land use planning within the former African settlements especially at the rural-urban interface has proved futile.

The impact of financial liberalization on selected financial sector development indicators in Kenya

This paper highlights issues of financial sector reform and its impact on financial sector development. The paper first gives a brief background on economic liberalization which encompasses financial liberalization. It then outlines the perceived benefits of financial liberalization to the financial sector from a theoretical standpoint and assesses whether these have actually been realized in Kenya. Financial liberalization is a broad topic and its total impact to the financial sector cannot be exhaustively covered in this paper.

A study of erosional features and environmental restoration of river Kalikuvu catchment in Kitui county, Kenya

Soil erosion is one of the most significant processes of land degradation that reduces productivity of agricultural land and forms erosional features,. The present study of erosional features and environmental restoration in Kalikuvu river catchment is in a semi-arid area with sparse vegetation cover in Kitui County, Kenya and this has promoted both water and wind erosion.

The Role Of The Doctrine Of The ‘responsibility To Protect’ (R2P) In Kenya’s Post-election Violence

This study explores the application of the doctrine of responsibility to protect (R2P) in Kenya during the 2007-08 post election violence. It dissects the two R2Ps which are the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty (ICISS) R2P and the United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon.

Effect of internal control systems on financial performance of Supermarkets in Kajiado County

Across the world, most organizations are report misappropriation of funds. This has resulted to negative effect on organization performance forcing the management to seek for control measure through internal controls systems. The general expectation is that institution and authorization of legitimate internal control systems will dependably prompt to strides made on financial performance. An effective internal control framework has a fundamental part to play in a company's prosperity. In Kenya, there has been cases of theft and collapse of supermarkets such as Uchumi supermarket.

Implications for conversion of agricultural land use in peri urban areas of Gitothua Ward, Ruiru Sub County

Ruiru subcounty has witnessed increased changes from its initial agricultural land use to a more urbanized residential and commercial land use. These land-use and land-cover changes affect directly and indirectly the environment, economy and society at Ruiru subcounty, Kiambu county and Kenya in general. Although their impacts have been recognized long ago, it‟s only a few years back that they became a cause of countrywide concern.

Designing and Building Integrated Photo voltaic Solar Roofing Tiles

This project sought to design and build a low cost solar photovoltaic roofing tile prototype by incorporating photovoltaic cells into roof tiles. Such tiles have the potential to provide robust and distributed electricity contained within the construction industry. 70% of the African Population lacks access to clean affordable and sustainable electricity. This is more than 620Million. Kenya is no exception and requires 15,000MW of power to power our Kenyan 2030 Vision.

Contribution of Africa’s Coastal and Marine Sectors to Sustainable Development

More than half of the world's population lives within 60 km of the shoreline, and in Africa
trends in population growth indicate that this figure could rise to three quarters by the next
century. The lives and reasonable aspirations for economic advancement of these coastal
residents are inextricably linked to the productivity of coastal and marine resources. The
coastal areas bordering the African continent have traditionally supported highly productive
ecosystems from which fish and other aquatic resources have been harvested. Furthermore