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Theses Year : 1999

ACCESS, UTILIZATION AND MANAGEMENT OF WATER RESOURCES OF NAIROBI, NGONG AND MATHARE RIVERS OF NAIROBI CATCHMENT BASIN, KENYA

Abstract

This study investigated land use activities along Nairobi, Ngong and Mathare rivers, uses of waters from the rivers and their management. The objectives of the study were: To identify and describe land use activities along the valleys of Nairobi, Ngong and Mathare rivers To assess the effects of land use activities along Nairobi, Ngong and Máthare rivers on the quality of water in their river channels To establish the uses of Nairobi, Ngong and Mathare rivers to the people along their river valleys To examine the role of the people along the river valleys and other stakeholders in the implementation of the conservation programs. The study used a combination of primary data collected via questionnaire, questionnaire schedules and observation record sheet and secondary data from libraries. The data collected was analysed by use of frequencies, percentages, cross tabulation, chi-square, factor analysis and SWOT analysis. A questionnaire based survey collected information from 96 respondents. When the 96 respondents were asked whether they were aware of environmental degradation in Nairobi city, 90 (93.7%) respondents answered in the affirmative while 6 (6.3%) in the negative. When asked the aspect of environmental degradation they were aware of, 77 (85.5%) indicated that they were aware of water/river pollution. When the respondents were asked what people vi used waters of Nairobi rivers for, 51 respondents (5 6.7%) stated that people used the waters for

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tel-01235379 , version 1 (30-11-2015)

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Zachary Arochi Kwena. ACCESS, UTILIZATION AND MANAGEMENT OF WATER RESOURCES OF NAIROBI, NGONG AND MATHARE RIVERS OF NAIROBI CATCHMENT BASIN, KENYA. Environmental studies. KENYATTA UNIVERSITY, 1999. English. ⟨NNT : ⟩. ⟨tel-01235379⟩

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