Current Institutional Affiliation
Senior Probation Officer, Correctional Services, Public Service Commission of Kenya

Award Information

Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa: Doctoral Dissertation Completion Fellowship 2018
Institutional Affiliation (at time of award):
University of KwaZulu Natal
Exploring the Intervention Efforts in Combating Women's Sexual Violence in the Aftermath of the 2007/08 Post-Election Violence in Kenya. A Case Study of Kisumu County.

This is a study exploring the intervention efforts in combating women's sexual violence in the aftermath of the 2007/08 post-election violence in Kenya with a focus on Kisumu County. Kisumu County was one of the most affected Counties by the election violence. Much on responding to the needs of survivors of sexual violence in armed conflict and emergencies has been documented. However, interventions for women survivors post-conflict in the Kenyan context remain under-researched. In order to strengthen the study's internal validity, I will use "member checks"- a strategy which involves taking data collected from study participants, and the tentative interpretations of these data, back to the people from who they were derived and asking if the interpretations are plausible ( see Guba and Lincoln, 1981., Merriam, 1988 and Patton, 1991). "Thick description" strategy will be employed so that readers can be able to determine how closely their situations match the research situations and hence whether the findings can be transferred.