Research on Ethnicity and Ideologies in Lamu County
Organized by: Simon Njugu
I intend to use the all money spend to conduct a research on the causes and effects of negative ethnicity and diverse ideologies in Lamu County. My decision is informed by increased cases of terror resulting and polarization of the county. Lamu County has for more than two decade a very peaceful area until the events of 15th June 2014 when more than 70 people were brutally massacred. Since then, people in the region have been living in fear. I intend to conduct a research using interview and participant observation for a period of three month to determine how the current terror threats are shaping ideologies and ethnicity in the area. The study will also look into the role of politics on ethnicity and ideologies to develop recommendations on how to intervene during this political season and in future. This study is very important is ensuing sustainability of peace and harmony in the region. The findings will be shared with the authorities and also made public.