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Title:Citizen participation in decision making: towards inclusive development in Kenya
Editor:Njogu, KimaniISNI
Publisher:Twaweza Communications
Geographic term:Kenya
popular participation
Abstract:This book results from public dialogue forums in pursuit of accountable and transparent governance in Kenya. From the convenings it was evident that Kenya's stability will be driven by the extent to which citizens feel fully included in the development agenda. Quite often, political leaders view the role of citizens in governance as restricted primarily to their participation in the electoral process. This narrow view has led to arrogance and disregard of citizens after poll results are announced. The book suggests ways for better citizens' participation, covering topics such as multipartyism, natural resource governance, gender, politics of identity, the marginalization of coastal Kenya, youth empowerment and investing in the knowledge economy. Contents: Part 1, Politics of exclusion/inclusion: Multi-partism and the political economy of exclusion in Kenya (Musambayi Katumanga); Natural resource governance and multi-stakeholder dialogue (Kimani Njogu); The story of coastal Kenya: more than five centuries of externally crafted and internally inflicted marginalization (Rocha Chimerah); Mainstreaming gender in the Lake Victoria Region for sustainable regional development (Easter Achieng). Part 2, The Politics of Identity: Ethnicity: the jinx to Kenyan politics and economic development (Felix Ngunzo Kioli); Deconstructing the mindset of poor communities in the coast of Kenya for socioeconomic development (Shauri Halimu & Lusweti Sellah); The change of Gikuyu value-systems in central Kenya: from pre to post independent Kenya (Frederick Kang'ethe Iraki); The kadhi's court and the constitution of Kenya (Mohamed Mraja). Part 3, Channelling youth energies, expanding opportunities: Empowerment of youth and communities in the Coast Province through strategic investment in education (Hamadi Iddi Boga); Search for identity: youth, culture and religion in the Mount Kenya Region (Margaret G. Gecaga). Integrating tourism with rural development strategies in western Kenya (George Otieno Obonyo & Erick Victor Onyango Fwayo); HIV as a delimiting factor for development in the Lake Basin Region (David Omondi Okeyo); Promoting youth agenda in Nairobi: benefits potential of urban public transport in Nairobi (Romanus Opiyo); Investing in knowledge economy: opportunities and challenges for youth in Rift Valley, Kenya (Alexander Luchetu Likaka). [ASC Leiden abstract]