International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

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

Post Conflict Socio-Economic Livelihood Strategies: A Case of Resettled Persons in Rongai Location, Nakuru County
Mucheru Elizabeth Wachu, Mwangi Samson Wokabi (PhD), Murenga Hadijah (PhD)

This study sought to investigate post-conflict socio-economic livelihoods on displaced persons resettled in Rongai Location, Nakuru County, Kenya. The objective was to investigate post-conflict livelihood strategies and their effects on integration between resettled persons and Host Community. The study interviewed 196 respondents using purposive and stratified random sampling. Data was collected by use of interview schedules and analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The study found that Engagement of several members of a household in livelihood pursuit, use of multiple sources of livelihood, and formation of informal self-help groups the strategies employed by respondents in adapting to resettlement area. Minimal resource sharing, low community trust, use of divisive dispute resolution mechanisms indicated low community integration. The study recommends development of new policies and institutional frameworks on post-conflict situations that holistically address all aspects of resettlement from relocation, livelihood opportunities and security to fostering community integration.

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