Four causes of rural –rural migration in Kenya

Causes of rural –rural migration in Kenya.

  • Pressure on land makes people run/ look for land elsewhere and move to settle there.
  • People move from one rural area to another in search of jobs in plantations.
  • Insecurity in some rural areas makes people move to safer places.
  • Setting up government development projects causes displacement of people who are settled elsewhere such projects attract settlements in that areas (settlement scheme).
  • Natural hazards like floods force people to migrate to other safer areas.
  • Pastoral communities migrate from one rural area to another in search of pasture for their livestock.
  • Changes in the land tenure system/ land disputes cause people to move and settle elsewhere.


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