The Impact Of The Mombasa Republican Council (MRC) Criminal Activities On Social And Economic Activities Of Households In Kilifi County
Hassan, Musdaf Mohamud
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Criminal activities cause negative implications in the society. In addition to the fact that it affects society as far as money spent is concerned with the end goal of apprehending and rebuffing criminals or to help fix the harm caused by criminal activity but also as far as personal safety and joy is concerned. The main objective of the study was to investigate and establish the impact of Mombasa Republican Council (MRC) criminal activities on social and economic activities of households in Kilifi County. The technique plan for this investigation was a descriptive survey. The study employed the field survey technique to collect both quantitative and qualitative data. The target population for this study was the residents of Kilifi County. Kilifi County is composed of 7 Parliamentary constituencies; Kilifi North, Kilifi South, Kaloleni, Rabai, Ganze, Malindi and Magarini with a sample size of 150 respondents. Quantitative data was scrutinized for completeness, accuracy and uniformity. Data from questionnaires was analyzed using descriptive statistics, and come out with frequencies and percentages using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) - this is the reliable tool for quantitative data analysis. This study found out that the majority of the residents of Kilifi County relied on business for their income. It was also found that the criminal activities of MRC impacted majority of the Kilifi households‘ social economic welfare. Majority of the households indicated that education attainment was negatively affected by the MRC criminal activities as most people failed to attend school in fear of being attacked. This can also be attributed to the children of the affected families The study concludes that MRC emergence as a criminal group is as a result of common societal problems such as unemployment, poverty, illiteracy and peer influence. However, these factors are fuelled by the organization failure to meet its initial objective resulting to anger, frustrations and revenge. However, some of these factors can be mitigated by improvement on government side by accelerating the economic growth in the region through setting of education institutions and industries to boost the economic welfare of the households in Kilifi.
University of Nairobi
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