It was a rite of passage that determined right from wrong, and insiders from outsiders. With colonialism, new religions and beliefs were brought into Kenya such as the Protestant religion. This caused major controversies in Kenya (Kanogo, 2005). The people who resisted the cliterodectomy risked social outcast and they would become “Kavirondo”, a term meaning the other. The “kavirondo” would be spatially and subconsciously removed from their rural homes (Kanogo, 2005).
Visitors are sure to find the people of Kenya kind and generous, and after volunteering here, Kenya will definitely occupy a special place in your heart. 2.1 Kenya Kenya is a country located in East Africa with a population of approximately 45 million, of which 0-14 year olds make up 42.1%, with the median age being 19.1 years (Central
It can be stated that urbanization in Kenya is almost entirely a 20th century phenomenon and largely a product of British colonial administration. During the period 1895-1963, many of Eastern Africa’s major contemporary towns and cities were established (NCPD 2013). The Colonial
Narayana (2002) observes that in the traditional setting, people sought solace and comfort to their problems from family members and close associates. Due to this attitude and easy lifestyle of those days, no individual suffered undue stress. However, Kenya has undergone rapid social, cultural and technological change since independence. Improved health-care has led to a rise in population and expansion in education which have enabled many Kenyans to be enlightened. This change has brought about urbanization which has also caused rural-urban migration.
The railway opened the interior to trade, and many soon began migrating away from the coastal cities. Most settled in the new town of Nairobi, which had been the capital of the British protectorate since 1905. Indian population demanded a role in the developing political life of Kenya colony. Indians enjoyed significantly greater economic strength than black Africans, had greater bargaining power with the colonial
The two terrorist attacks on Kenya in 1998 and 2002 have had many negative economic, social, political and geopolitical effects on the country. Among the effects of terrorism, some may be the decline of the tourism industry ,increased loss of jobs, foreign exchange, growing miss concordance between Christians and Muslims, radicalicalization of the Muslims of the country, rising anti-Western sentiments in the Muslims and general population, the passage of unpopular anti-terrorist measures that threaten Kenyan’s human , civil and political rights besides eroding the sovereignty of the country and the tension was raised between Kenya and
There are now thirteen national parks and twenty-four reserves which cover about ten percent of the country. The national parks are exclusive state protected lands and are managed entirely for the conservation of wildlife, where areas national reserves are created on any type of land, and usually, with the consent of local authority. “These parks have become important centers of tourism attraction. Tourism has become Kenya’s leading source of foreign exchange. As is the case with most Third World countries, the conservation of wildlife and the development of wildlife-based tourism in Kenya is greatly influenced by Western cultural and environmental values (Akama p.109).” Since, in hunting, the act of killing is momentary compared with coming close to the animal in its own environment, the recreational hunter has always been concerned more with the perpetuation of species as a whole than with the artificial propagation of remnant individuals in zoos.
Perimeter wall at Kenya –Somali border Porous Somali-Kenya has prompted the construction of a perimeter security wall that will separate the two countries and lock out the jihadists out of Kenya (Strategic Intelligence Service, 2015). CHAPTER FOUR 4.1 The Role of Tourism in Kenya’s economy This chapter will evaluate the role that tourism plays in the economy of Kenya. The country is well endowed with various tourist attraction destinations and warm climate which attracts international tourists. This chapter explains the relevance of tourism in the Kenyan Economy as a Revenue earner, source of Foreign Exchange and source of livelihood for many Kenyan households. It analyzes the important role the sector plays in the country
And, fourth, this election was being conducted within a short preparation time yet it was a recommendation after the 2007 elections that there is need for adoption of new technology in the subsequent elections. A marked similarity that the 2013 elections possessed which the 2007 had was the characterization of the political climate by a seemingly close contestation of the presidency. The political scene in Kenya is largely split along ethnic lines; at the 2007 election Kibaki mainly garnered the Kikuyu vote while Odinga was largely supported by Luo and Kalenjin groups... Odinga and Kenyatta are from the Luo and Kikuyu ethnic groups respectively. This immediately frames the electoral decision as an ethnic one once again (Cummings,
Kenya is known all over the world for its expertise in long distance running; since the 1960s, Kenya has produced more world class athletes, record holders and Olympic gold medalists in long distance running than any other country in the world. Since 1951, when the Kenya Amateur Athletics Association was formed, it has become obvious that Kenya has a great talent in distance running, among both male and female athletes. While the exact cause of Kenyan dominance in long distance running is yet unproven, athletics in the country has benefitted Kenya in terms of tourism, patriotism, unity during sporting events, re-defining of gender roles among males and females and lastly, instilling physical and emotional values. Long distance running has been part of the Kenyan ‘culture’ ever since the 1964 Rome Olympics when Wilson Kiprugut Chuma became the first Kenyan to win an Olympic medal at the 800 meters race. Although he currently walks around Kericho town unnoticed, he was the man that paved the way for Kenyans in the domination of long distance running.