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POLLUTION AND URBAN LIFE: A CASE STUDY IN THIKA MUNICIPALITY, KENYA

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dc.contributor.author Dr. Ndikaru, Wa Teresia
dc.date.accessioned 2021-09-14T12:02:56Z
dc.date.available 2021-09-14T12:02:56Z
dc.date.issued 2021-09-14
dc.identifier.issn 0975-833X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1791
dc.description JOURNAL ARTICLE en_US
dc.description.abstract Due to increased pollution activities in the world today, it is important to embrace the sustainable development principle. The principle of sustainable development is that the integration of economic, social and environmental concerns. Sustainable development recognizes that the economy and the environment are closely interrelated. Much economic activity uses up materials and resources, including forests and minerals, and creates waste products. Yet many economic activities, including agriculture, fishing and tourism, are also dependent on a healthy environment. The general objective of this study was to assess the contribution of the community as it formed social groups to combat the pollution problem in Thika Municipality, Kenya. To achieve the objectives of this study, quantitative and qualitative research methodologies were used. The face-to interviews/administered questionnaires. In addition, the qualitative phases consisted of several focus group discussions and in essence, the qualitative phase was used to provide more insights and findings obtained from the quantitative phase. In order to arrive at the targeted sample of 60 households the researcher visited the community. Among the major findings, air, water and solid waste pollution were adversely mentioned as the problem the community failed to quantify on pollution awareness. On the other hand, noise pollution was not considered to be harmful in any way to the community. This was due to the limited knowledge of the community. The major effects of pollution enumerated, included the destruction of buildings and other structures. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CURRENT RESEARCH en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries International Journal of Current Research;Vol. 3, Issue,011, pp.014-021, 2012
dc.title POLLUTION AND URBAN LIFE: A CASE STUDY IN THIKA MUNICIPALITY, KENYA en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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