Publication of Journal Article by RLS Faculty, Florence Shako

Journal: Journal of Conflict Management and Sustainable Development

Journal article title:  “The Paradox of Plenty: Is Turkana County in Kenya Susceptible to Falling Prey to the Resource Curse?”


Kenya is a country rich in natural resources which make a substantial contribution to the national income and to the livelihood of its citizens. As Kenya seeks to develop its natural resources, there are greater efforts employed specifically to the growth of the oil and gas sector. Although natural resources can greatly contribute to the national income, their mismanagement can also lead to a devastated economy and can provoke and sustain internal conflicts and result in political instability. The resource curse therefore refers to the paradox of countries rich in oil, gas and minerals remaining poor.

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