Una Hakika Baseline Survey: A Photo Essay

February 3, 2014 |

Yesterday Sentinel Project team members working on the Una Hakika project here in Kenya traveled to the village of Kipao to conduct a baseline survey to gain insight into the community members’ sources of information and assess their response to harmful misinformation such as rumours.

The Orma community of Kipao are traditional pastoralists, raising cattle, sheep, and goats along the Tana River.

The Orma community of Kipao are traditional pastoralists, raising cattle, sheep, and goats along the Tana River.

It is currently dry season in the Tana Delta and water levels are low enough for our team to wade across the Tana River.

It is currently dry season in the Tana Delta and water levels are low enough for our team to wade across the Tana River.

Residents of Kipao live in customary straw-thatched huts.

Residents of Kipao live in customary straw-thatched huts.

Curious community members congregated in the shade to learn about the Una Hakika project.

Curious community members congregated in the shade to learn about the Una Hakika project.

Chris gave a summary of Una Hakika to the community while John translated into Swahili.

Chris gave a summary of Una Hakika to the community while John translated into Swahili.

Our team then split up to begin our interviews.

Our team then split up to begin our interviews.

English speaking residents of Kipao offered to translate our survey to non-English speakers.

English speaking residents of Kipao offered to translate our survey to non-English speakers.

Our survey attracted considerable interest amongst the community.

Our survey attracted considerable interest amongst the community.

Illiterate respondents signed our agreement with their thumb prints.

Illiterate respondents signed our agreement with their thumb prints.

After completing our work we were given a tour around the village.

After completing our work we were given a tour around the village.

Sentinel Project team members pay their respects at a mass grave on the outskirts of Kipao, within which lie the remains of 5 women, 16 children, and 10 men.

Sentinel Project team members pay their respects at a mass grave on the outskirts of Kipao, within which lie the remains of 5 women, 16 children, and 10 men.

 

 

 

February 3, 2014 | | English

Great Job.Sometimes 2010/2011 we did a participatory action research in the area to determine and document the root causes of conflict in the Tana Delta.We went to the differnt villages conducting FGDs and had the experience of interacting with the Pokomo,Orma,Wardei,Munyoyaya and all the communities around,sitting on the mats while discussing and the like.
Posted by Sam | February 6, 2014 @ 5:42 am
Hi , Masters degree student pursuing peace and conflict transformation at St paul university in Kenya. Congratulations for your peace building activities in the Tana DELTA region. I will cherish to take part in any research undertaking pertaining the same or a job opportunity if any arises. Keep up the good work.
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