Implications of public motorized transport on Tehundwn village, Lamu County .


The research focuses on motorised public transport and its effects on the use of space in Tchundwa village on Pate island; a constituent island of the Lamu archipelago. Tchundwa is one of the nine villages on the island of Pate; Pate, Siyu, Faza, Tchundwa, Nyabogi, Kizingitini, Mbwajumwali, Shanga and Mtangawanda. Motorised transportation is a very recent developed on the island. Its introduction has come along with significant spatial and soicio economic impacts.

Various literature related to the study and the location has been reviewed so as to understand the subject matter and its dynamics. These include the subject matter on transportation in rural Africa, both motorised and non-motorised, Islamic laws and practice on land use and the relationship between transportation and land use.

The study analyses; Tchundwa’s characteristics (physical, social, political and economic), History and forms of land use in the village, together with the regulations and trends that are now occurring, the structure, form and networks of motorised public transport, the relationship between land use and motorised public transport in the village, and the emerging issues. Recommendations set out to help control motorised transportation and the relationship and effects it has land use in Tchundwa village have been proposed.

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