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68 were collected, analyzed and interpreted (Cody & Kenney, 2006). On the basis of this paradigm, two types of research; quantitative and qualitative were adopted. Quantitative research methods deal with the measurement of concepts with scales that either directly or indirectly provides numeric values to determine the generalizability of the data from the sample to the population. (Zikmund, Babin, Carr & Griffin, 2010). These numeric values are then used for statistical computation and hypothesis testing. This type of research generated statistical data through the use of fairly large scale survey research collected through questionnaires or structured interviews. Qualitative research, on the other hand, involved the interpretation of phenomena without depending on numerical measurements or statistical methods. The data was collected through in-depth interview (Zikmund et al ., 2010). The two approaches were used because the result from one method was used to validate the other. The two approaches also increased generalizability, complementarity and triangulation of the results. However, the challenge was that they were time consuming. 3.3 Area of Study The study was conducted in Busia County located in Western Kenya. Busia is one of the forty seven counties in Kenya and it is situated at the extreme western region of the country. The County borders three other counties which include; Bungoma to the north, Kakamega to the east and Siaya to the south west. Part of Lake Victoria is in the County on the South East and borders the Lake with the Republic of Uganda to the west. The County lies between latitude 0 0 15' 36''N and 0 0 16' 48''N and between longitude 34 0 45' 36'' and longitude 34 0 46' 25''E. Busia County has a total land area of 1,695 Km 2 . It comprises of seven sub-counties namely, Matayos, Butula, Nambale, Funyula, Budalangi, Teso North and Teso South, (see the map of the area in appendix XIII).
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