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ALCOHOL, SUBSTANCE AND DRUG USE AMONG MUKURU KWA NJENGA ADOLESCENTS IN NAIROBI, KENYA BY ISAAC KIMANI Q32/2279/2012 A RESEARCH PROPOSAL SUBMITTED IN PARTIAL FULFILMENT FOR THE AWARD OF THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH OF KENYATTA UNIVERSITY DECEMBER 21, 2015
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2 DECLARATION I Isaac Kimani declare that this proposal is my own original work and has not been presented for a degree in any college or university for academic purpose. Date_____________________ This research proposal has been submitted for the examination with my approval as the supervisor. Sign ___________________________ Date ______________________ Mr. Rotich
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3 DEDICATION This research work is dedicated to the Lord God Almighty for His grace, favor and wisdom for the project. It is also dedicated to all the parents who have invested time, energy and resources to the education of their children.
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4 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Sincere appreciation goes to my lecturer Mr. Rotich for his commitment in guiding me through the research project. I would also like to thank all my lecturers who taught me course work in the School of Education. I owe a lot of thanks to my family members for their unwavering support throughout the entire study period; they were a great boost to the successful completion of my studies Deep appreciation also goes to all my friends and colleagues. They were in many ways supportive during the entire period of my studies. I also acknowledge all those who assisted in editing and typesetting this research project. God bless you all. Last but not least, I sincerely thank God for giving me the gift of life, energy and health to pursue my studies.
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5 ABSTRACT Introduction: U se of cannabis/illicit brew is public health problem that is believed to be rapidly increasing worldwide . Kenya is one of the leading countries with big numbers of users of cannabis and illict brew; with about 5 to 10% using alcohol, cannabis, khat and other drugs. In 2008, 2000 users of cannabis in Mukuru kwa Njenga were prosecuted and imprisoned. Mukuru Kwa Njenga Settlement is strategically located, within 20-30 minute drive fromthe city Centre of Nairobi. Its proximity to the city and to the industrial area gives it numerous advantages. The slum is surrounded by three major roads: Mombasa Road on theSouthern Side, Outering Road on the North Eastern side and Airport North Road on theSouth Eastern side. The settlement spreads over two sub locations, namely Imara DaimaSublocation to the West and Mukuru Kwa Njenga Sublocation to the East [IEBC 2011] Objective : To determine prevalence of, factors associated with and perceived health effects of use of Marijuana and Illicit brew among youths of Mukuru kwa Njenga. Methods : The study to be used will be a cross-sectional survey with 263 respondents selected by multi stage random sampling and cluster sampling. Mukuru kwa Njenga, one of the largest slum in Kenya. Systematic random sampling of respondents was used. Key informants were purposively selected from health workers, local council leaders and police officers. Qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection are to be used. Data are to be presented in tables and
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