Challenges Facing the Application of Conflict Anticipation as a Peace Monitoring Strategy in Post Conflict Mt. Elgon and Cheptais Sub-Counties, Kenya

Mourine K. Lidava


Whereas conflict anticipation as peace monitoring strategy is one of the tools for conflict management in post-conflict situations, it has not been widely embraced with its efficacy confronted by social, economic, political, bureaucratic, diplomatic and environmental challenges. There is a further differentiation in its application between state and non-state actors at the grass roots level. The evaluation of conflict anticipation in post-conflict scenarios is essential to analyze its effectiveness and accountability. It is upon this that this study sought to investigate the challenges Conflict Anticipation as a Peace Monitoring Strategy in Mt Elgon and Cheptais Sub-counties. A sample of 350 respondents comprising male and female local residents, leaders, state and non-state actors from Mt Elgon and Cheptais Sub-counties of Kenya were considered for the study. Research objective and hypothesis were formulated based on the study constructs. A standard questionnaire was used to collect data from respondents who were identified using stratified and purposive sampling technique. Both quantitative and qualitative data was collected and analyzed. Statistically quantitative data was analyzed using both descriptive and inferential statistics. Study findings revealed that that state and non-state actors indeed face compounded challenges in the implementation of conflict anticipation.

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