Utilization of Nutritional Information for Health Purposes in Loima Sub-County in Turkana County, Kenya

  • Jane Adhiambo Walwenda
  • Ben Wakalo Namande
Keywords: Food Security, Integrated Information Dissemination, Pastoralist Community


The study will assess the role of traditional communication system in nutritional and health awareness among pastoralist in the 21st century. Nutritional information, broadly defined, refers to knowledge of concepts and processes related to nutrition and health including knowledge of diet and health, diet and disease, foods representing major sources of nutrients, and dietary guidelines and recommendations. Those included in the study will be NGO Managers, NGO county co-coordinators, Pastoralists in Loima-sub-county and county government ministry of health officers that will be randomly selected. The objective of the study will be to investigate whether organizations performance at Comply industries ltd is influenced by targeted talent management. The target population will consist of 5 top management heads of NGOs departments, 5 NGOs Turkana County co-ordinators, 3 Department of Health Nutrition and Dietetics Officers (County government of Turkana) 1 Head of Nutrition County government of Turkana, 1 Loima sub-county Head Nutritionist, 1 Loima sub-county Nutritionists, 15 Loima sub-county coordinators, 50 Turkana County pastoralists, 1 ward administrative, 1 village administrative and 1 chief, 15 Loima sub-county registered teachers. 1 Librarian Kenya National Library (Turkana County branch). The total number of target population therefore will be 100 respondents. The study adopted a stratified sampling technique to administered the questionnaire to the different strata with the same characteristics. The different nutritional communication approaches were used to. disseminate information to the community. In addition, the interview schedules were administered using selective sampling strategies to identify potential respondents for the stud. This study will adopt a descriptive research design. The study will collect qualitative data using questionnaires and qualitative data using interview guide. The interview questionnaire was subdivided into three sections: section A providing respondents bio data; section B and C tackles close ended questions as per the study objectives. The findings of the study will be analyzed using SPSS version 23 to generate tables, pie charts, and graphical representation and the analysis done to assess the median, mean, standard deviation, and percentiles of the data findings. The interview schedule will be recorded, transcribed, and coded as per the study themes to analyze the responses as per study themes. The two schedules: interview and questionnaires will be subjected to pilot test to assess the time and the effectiveness of the questions towards achieving the objectives of the study.

Author Biographies

Jane Adhiambo Walwenda

Masters in Library and Information Science, Student, Kenyatta University, Kenya

Ben Wakalo Namande

Department of Library and Information Science, Kenyatta University, Kenya

How to Cite
Walwenda, J., & Namande, B. (2023). Utilization of Nutritional Information for Health Purposes in Loima Sub-County in Turkana County, Kenya. International Journal of Current Aspects, 7(2), 46-64. https://doi.org/10.35942/ijcab.v7i2.325