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Mkutu, K. (2023). The Frontier on the Doorstep: Development and Conflict Dynamics in the Southern Rangelands of Kenya. Journal of Eastern African Studies , .

Rural parts of Kenya are undergoing or are expected to undergo massive social-ecological change as a result of the government’s ambitious development agenda driven by infrastructure and extraction. The pastoralist rangelands near the dormant Mount Suswa volcano in Narok, Kajiado and Nakuru counties... more

Owino, E., Mkutu, K., & Enns, C. (2023). Large Infrastructure Projects and Cascading Land Grabs . In A. Neef, C. Ngin, T. Moreda, & S. Mollett (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Global Land and Resource Grabbing (pp. 345-357). London: Routledge.

From around the beginning of the current millennium, East Africa has been experiencing a wave of large-scale infrastructure expansion. Moreover, in anticipation of the new and improved market linkages that major infrastructure projects promise to bring, a rush to grab land alongside new and... more

Kalvelage, L., Bollig, M., Grawert, E., Hulke, C., Meyer, R., Mkutu, K., Müller-Koné, M., & Diez, J. (2021). Territorialising Conservation: Community-based Approaches in Kenya and Namibia. Conservation & Society, 19(4), 282-294.

Community-based Conservation seeks to strike a balance between nature conservation and economic growth by establishing spatial and institutional settings that maintain and even regain biodiversity while simultaneously allowing for sustainable land use. The implementation of community-based... more

Mkutu, K., Müller-Koné, M., & Owino, E. (2021). Future visions, present conflicts: the ethnicized politics of anticipation surrounding an infrastructure corridor in northern Kenya. Journal of Eastern African Studies, 15(4), 707-727.

This work analyses the politics of anticipation and ensuing fears, tensions and conflicts in relation to Kenya’s Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia Transport (LAPSSET) Corridor which is to pass through several previously marginalized counties in the north of the country. Isiolo county, in the centre... more

Mkutu, K. (2021). Anticipation, participation and contestation along the LAPSSET Infrastructure Corridor in Kenya (BICC Working Paper series No. 4/2021). Bonn: BICC.

Pastoral counties in northern Kenya are expected to undergo massive social–ecological change ­in the coming years as a result of the government’s ‘Vision 2030’ with its large-scale investments ­and infrastructure projects. The Lamu Port–South Sudan–Ethiopia Transport (LAPSSET) corridor ­project is... more

Mkutu, K. (2020, June). Security dynamics in conservancies in Kenya: The case of Isiolo County (BICC Working Paper series No. 3/2020). Bonn: BICC.

The community-based conservation model is an increasing phenomenon in Kenya, especially in northern pastoralist counties. In BICC Working Paper 3\2020 the author Kennedy Mkutu considers dimensions of inclusion and exclusion and subsequent conflicts around community based conservancies in Isiolo... more

Mkutu, K. (2019, August). Pastoralists, politics and development projects. Unterstanding the layers of armed conflict in Isiolo county, Kenya (BICC Working Paper series No. 7/2019). Bonn: BICC.

Pastoral counties of northern Kenya are expected to undergo massive change in the  coming years due to the government’s ambitious infrastructural development agenda.  However, the area frequently experiences violence as a result of conflict between pastoralist communities, and also due to... more