Changes in the Indigenous Ecological Knowledge of the Isukha and Idakho Peoples of Western Kenya, c. 1850-1945

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This book examines the emergence of the Abisukha and Abidakho and their sociopolitical and economic set up before and after colonialism. The precolonial period reveals that there was a a balance between human activities and the ecological system . However this changed drastically leading to famine. The work is examined within two paradigms: The environmental-demographic determinism and the articulation of modes of production.

Rev. Fr. Dr. Kizito Muchanga holds a Diploma in Theology and a Diploma in Philosophy from St. Mbaaga Major Seminary Ggaba, Uganda; BA (Philosophy) and BA (Theology) from Pontificia Universitas Urbaniana Institutis Affiliatis – St. Mbaaga Major Seminary Ggaba, Uganda; B.Ed (Arts) and MA (History) from Kenyatta University, Kenya, as well as a PhD in Peace and Conflict Studies from Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, Kenya. Currently a Lecturer at Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, Rev. Fr. Dr. Muchanga is a Priest in the Catholic Diocese of Kakamega and the University Chaplain. He is also the Secretary General of the Kakamega County Inter-Faith Forum. As a scholar, Fr. Dr. Muchanga has authored Peace Building in Kenya: The Catholic Church’s Contribution; and Peak Revision History and Government. He has written a number of articles on peace and conflicts, History, Religion and Philosophy. Currently, he is working on a book: The Concept of Evil among the Abakakamega of Western Kenya.

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