Stella Ntinyari Rinyiru, Dr. Samson Nyanga’u


Turkana County has been characterized by endless security issues. Since 2012 to April 2015 a total of 14 demonstrations, road blockages and attacks have been witnessed in Lokichar town according to the area police records. In October 2013 violent attacks on the company’s site forced them to suspend operations for 3 weeks and evacuate her non- local staff. This study sought to assess the influence of women participation on the implementation of peace building strategies in Turkana County, Kenya. Specifically, the study sought to assess the influence of women consultation on the implementation of peace building strategies in Turkana County, Kenya and to determine the influence of relationship management on the implementation of peace building strategies in Turkana County, Kenya. This study used descriptive research design. The target population for this study was a total of 197 respondents comprising of Women Representative, Women County Employee, and Women leaders in the local authority in Turkana County Government (Turkana County report, 2022). This implies that all the 197 respondents participated in the study. The study then used simple random sampling to select respondents from each group. Primary data was used in this study. The study used semi structured questionnaire to collect data. Quantitative data collected was analyzed using descriptive statistical techniques which are frequencies, mean, standard deviation. Inferential statistics which include Pearson correlation and the Regression Analysis Model was used to test the relationship between study variables. To test moderating effect the study used hierarchical regression model. The significance of the model will be tested at 5% level of significance. Data was analysed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) software version 26. The study results were presented through use of tables and figures. The study concludes that women consultation has a positive and significant effect on the implementation of peace building strategies in Turkana County, Kenya. The study also concludes that relationship management has a positive and significant effect on the implementation of peace building strategies in Turkana County, Kenya. Based on the findings, the study recommends that the Turkana County should strengthen mechanisms for transparent and accountable governance at both local and regional levels. The county should also ensure the active and meaningful inclusion of women in decision-making processes related to peace-building initiatives. This involves creating platforms and opportunities for women to participate in discussions, contribute ideas, and influence policy formulation.

Key Words: Women Participation, Implementation of Peace Building Strategies, Women Consultation, Relationship Management

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