The purpose of this study was to establish the extent to which community participation in management of water shed as a flood mitigation strategy influence household livelihood in Nyando flood plains, Kisumu County. The study used a descriptive survey design with a sample of 370 households obtained through random sampling and 15 key informants selected purposively who were administered with questionnaires and interviewed respectively. The questionnaire was tested for reliability using Cronbach alpha giving 0.929 as the alpha co-efficient thus considered reliable. Data was analysed using descriptive statistics: frequency, percentages, means and standard deviation as well as regression analysis as inferential statistics. The study found that there is a statistically significant relationship between Community participation in Management of Watershed and house hold livelihood (r = 0.653; p = 0.000). Further, the study established the Community Participation in Management of Watershed explains up to 42.7% (R2 = 0.427) of variance in household livelihood for residents of flooding areas. The study concludes that communities should be encouraged to take part in management of watershed as flood mitigation strategy to improve their standard of living and mitigate the effects of floods.
Ombati Susan Moraa, Raphael Nyonje, Dorothy Ndunge Kyalo
Community Participation, Management of Watershed, Household Livelihood, Flood Mitigation Strategy
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Ombati Susan Moraa, Raphael Nyonje, Dorothy Ndunge Kyalo, "The Influence of Community Participation in Management of Water Shed as a Flood Mitigation Strategy on Household Livelihood in Nyando Flood Plains, Kisumu County", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 2, Issue 6, pp.15-22, November-December-2016.
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