International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The Influence of Political Mobilization Music on the Status of National Cohesion in Nairobi County, Kenya
Ruth M’mbwaya Agesa, Crispinous Iteyo

The paper assesses the nexus between political mobilization musicic and National cohesion in Nairobi County,Kenya. The study adopted descriptive research design with mixed method approach, utilizing both primary and secondary data. The study was based on the conceptual framework informed by Music Meaning Theory. The study population consisted of 1015 citizens/ teachers, political mobilization musicians and government officials. The sample size was 156 respondents. Data for the study was collected using questionnaires, FGDs and in-depth interviews with key informants. Data was gleaned and analysed by descriptive and inferential statistics using Statistical Package for Social Science. From the findings, the study established that averagely 75% (n=156) of all respondents agreed to the facts that; PMM influenced the Status of National Cohesion among Kenyans in Nairobi. PMM brought Peaceful coexistence, Tolerance among each other, Diversity and inclusivity and that trust among communities is still lower because ethnicity is still considered among the people. On whether PMM brought about peaceful coexistence among Kenyans, 54% ( n=156) said yes while 46% (n=156) said no, 30% (n=156) agreed to the fact that PMM brought about trust among communities while 70% (n=156) disputed. On whether PMM influenced tolerance among each Kenyans, 65% (n=156) said yes 45% (n=156) said no. 62% (n=156) of respondents said PMM brought about diversity and inclusivity among communities while 38% (n=156) disputed.

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