The Influence of Socio-Economic Inequality on Educational Outcome: A Comparison of Turkana County and Kiambu County- Kenya

Samuel Ronguno, Paul Ejore


The study was carried to determine  how poverty influence educational outcome in Turkana County, establish major causes of poverty in Turkana County and assess poverty alleviation mechanisms advanced by the government. Data was collected by use of structured questionnaire, interview guide, focused group discussions and documentary analysis. The focus was on performance in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education in Turkana County (with 87.5 % poverty incidence) in comparison with Kiambu County (with 24.2 % poverty incidence). The findings of the study revealed that poverty has adversely affected educational outcome in Turkana County while Kiambu County perform well. The cause of poverty in Turkana County is attributed to erratic weather, long droughts, insecurity and inadequate development.

Keywords: Poverty, Socioeconomic Inequality, Educational Outcome

DOI: 10.7176/JEP/10-24-07

Publication date: August 31st 2019

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