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2012

PRESTON, CHITERE.  2012.  Termini and Routes in Nairobi, 2011. South African Transport Conference (SATC). , Pretoria. SA
PRESTON, CHITERE.  2012.  Public Road Transport Services in the City of Nairobi, 2010. South African Transport Conference (SATC). , Pretoria.
PRESTON, CHITERE.  2012.  The Community development movement in Africa during the Colonial Period (1945-63) with emphasis on Kenya. Colonialism and Transition to Modernity in Africa. Ibrahim Babangida University, Lapai: J. Mangut and T. Wuam Publishers.

2011

PRESTON, CHITERE.  2011.  Termini and Routes in Nairobi, 2011. South African Transport Conference (SATC). , Pretoria. SA
PRESTON, CHITERE.  2011.  Declining food security among resource limited in the Mumias Sugar Scheme in Western Kenya and potential for improvement. Working with Rural Communities, 2nd Edn., Nairobi: University of Nairobi Press.

2010

Chitere, PP.  2010.  PUBLIC SERVICE VEHICLE DRIVERS IN KENYA: Their characteristics and compliance with traffic regulations and prospects for the future. International Journal of Social Sciences. 2(10):45-55. Abstract

Public Service Vehicles (PSVs) are the dominant mode of transport in Kenya. Majority of their drivers are younger having attained some secondary school education as well as some training in driving. The drivers, however, work for more days and hours per week and have no regular and reliable remuneration package. These poor conditions of work coupled with poor training and lack of discipline on roads have been found to account for their low level of compliance with traffic regulations and rules. Low compliance has in turn been found to explain the high rate of road crashes and associated fatalities and injuries of passengers and pedestrians. Between 2003-2004, the government made efforts to gazette and enforce traffic regulations and rules. Whereas there was slight reduction in road crashes, fatalities and injuries, the road safety situation soon reverted back to its earlier level. The study sought to find out reasons for persistence of drivers’ non-compliance and their characteristics that accounted for non-compliance and prospects for reduction of the problem on a sustainable basis. One hundred and twenty five (125) PSV drivers were sampled and interviewed in the cities of Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu. Additional data was collected from key informants and desk reviews. It was found that despite enforcement by the police, there was high non-compliance of the drivers with the regulations. To improve compliance, there is need, among other things, for gradual transformation of the ownership and management of PSVs from individual investor- and association- to company ownership and management, improved basic and refresher training and road safety awareness efforts targeting various stakeholders.

2009

  2009.  Matatu Paratransit Transport Industry In Kenya: A Study of its Associations and Companies and their Potential Contribution to Road Safety. Journal of Intra-African Studies. (2) Abstract

Kenya’s Matatu paratransit transport industry is the dominant mode of transport of both passengers and goods in the country. Being informal businesses, matatu are characterized by lack of observation of traffic regulations and this has led to a large number of road crashes and associated fatalities and injuries. Whereas many factors account for the chaotic state of road transport in Kenya, this study focused on one of the factors namely, the associations and companies that are emerging in the industry. The study examined their characteristics and performance with a view to understanding their potential for transforming the industry from its informal to formal status and associated improvements in road safety. The associations including saccos and companies were studied in the cities of Nairobi, Kisumu and Mombasa and a few other towns that neighbor the three cities. It was found that the associations, saccos and companies that operate their PSVs as apool had developed terms of service and codes of conduct for their owners and workers and had potential for transforming the industry and reducing carnage on the country’s roads.

Chitere, PP.  2009.  Neighbourhood Associations and Governance In Nairobi: Their Performance and prospects. Hekima: Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences. 4(1) Abstract

This article shows the contribution of neighbourhood associations in delivery of services. It examines the policy and legal framework guiding formation and operation of the associations, their governance including participation of their members and factors influencing them. Data were collected through interviews of officials of 35 associations and 42 members/leaders in Nairobi and surrounding towns, key informants and desk reviews. The article shows that the governance and operations of the associations were not based on a uniform policy and legal framework. Participation was also much better among half of the members that were older, leaders and homeowners. The associations provided services to their neighbourhoods and took affirmative actions such as withholding payment of tax to city authorities and filing cases to challenge unjust laws and practices.

2006

AUGUSTINE, PROFCHITEREPRESTON.  2006.  Kenya. Proceedings of the Kenya National Academy of Sciences. : Heinrich Boll Foundation.

2005

AUGUSTINE, PROFCHITEREPRESTON.  2005.  The Mumias Sugar Scheme in Kenya: A study of farmers. Proceedings of the Kenya National Academy of Sciences. : Heinrich Boll Foundation.
AUGUSTINE, PROFCHITEREPRESTON.  2005.  The Provincial Administration in Kenya: A study of its characteristics and potential for sustainment under devolved system of government. IPAR DP 074. Proceedings of the Kenya National Academy of Sciences. : Heinrich Boll Foundation.

2004

Chitere, Preston O; Kibua, TN.  2004.  Efforts to improve road safety in Kenya . Website
AUGUSTINE, PROFCHITEREPRESTON.  2004.  Neighbourhood Associations and Governance in the City of Nairobi, Kenya: A Case Study of their Performance and prospects for the Future, IPAR Discussion Paper No.49. Proceedings of the Kenya National Academy of Sciences. : Heinrich Boll Foundation.
AUGUSTINE, PROFCHITEREPRESTON.  2004.  Matatu industry in Kenya: A study of the performance of its owners, workers and their associations and potential for improvement, IPAR DP No.55. Proceedings of the Kenya National Academy of Sciences. : Heinrich Boll Foundation.
AUGUSTINE, PROFCHITEREPRESTON.  2004.  District Focus for Rural Development in Kenya: Its Limitations as a Decentralization and participatory Planning Strategy and Prospects for the Future, IPAR Discussion Paper No.46. Proceedings of the Kenya National Academy of Sciences. : Heinrich Boll Foundation.

2002

AUGUSTINE, PROFCHITEREPRESTON.  2002.  Farmer participation in sugarcane production in the Mumias Sugar scheme, western Kenya. African Crop Science Journal. Proceedings of the Kenya National Academy of Sciences. : Heinrich Boll Foundation.

2001

1999

Preston, C, Cheater F, Baker R, Hearnshaw HM.  1999.  Left in limbo: patients' views on care across the primary/secondary interface. Website
Preston, C, Cheater F, Baker R, Hearnshaw HM.  1999.  Left in limbo: patients' views on care across the primary/secondary interface. Website

1998

1996

AUGUSTINE, PROFCHITEREPRESTON.  1996.  Farmers. Proceedings of the Kenya National Academy of Sciences. : Heinrich Boll Foundation.

1995

Chitere, OP, Marshal T, Cernea MM.  1995.  The Reality of Aid, 1995 The Process of Development of Societi. Website

1994

AUGUSTINE, PROFCHITEREPRESTON.  1994.  Community Development: Its Theoretical Conceptions and Historical Background and Practice with Empasis on Africa. Gideon S. Were Press, Nairobi (Chitere, P.O., ed.). Proceedings of the Kenya National Academy of Sciences. : Heinrich Boll Foundation.

1993

AUGUSTINE, PROFCHITEREPRESTON.  1993.  Sampling of small-scale farmers for involvement in farm adoption studies. In: Eastern African Journal of Research and Development, Vol. 23. Proceedings of the Kenya National Academy of Sciences. : Heinrich Boll Foundation.
AUGUSTINE, PROFCHITEREPRESTON.  1993.  Farmers. Proceedings of the Kenya National Academy of Sciences. : Heinrich Boll Foundation.

1991

AUGUSTINE, PROFCHITEREPRESTON.  1991.  Working with Rural Communities, University of Nairobi Press (Chitere, P.O. and Mutiso, R. eds.). Proceedings of the Kenya National Academy of Sciences. : Heinrich Boll Foundation.

1989

AUGUSTINE, PROFCHITEREPRESTON.  1989.  Choice of methods of farmer contact. In: Agricultural Administration, Vol. 11 (3). Proceedings of the Kenya National Academy of Sciences. : Heinrich Boll Foundation.
AUGUSTINE, PROFCHITEREPRESTON.  1989.  Decentralization for rural development. In: African Administrative Studies, No.32 (Chitere, P.O. and Monya, J.). Proceedings of the Kenya National Academy of Sciences. : Heinrich Boll Foundation.

1988

AUGUSTINE, PROFCHITEREPRESTON.  1988.  The women. Proceedings of the Kenya National Academy of Sciences. : Heinrich Boll Foundation.

1985

AUGUSTINE, PROFCHITEREPRESTON.  1985.  Extension education and farmers. Proceedings of the Kenya National Academy of Sciences. : Heinrich Boll Foundation.

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