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DETERMINANTS OF COMMERCIAL BANK GROWTH AMONG LISTED BANKS IN NAIROBI SECURITIES EXCHANGE

DETERMINANTS OF COMMERCIAL BANK GROWTH AMONG LISTED BANKS IN  NAIROBI SECURITIES EXCHANGE

JOHN KIMAIYO CHERUTICH - Masters Student, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya

DR. WILLY MUTURI - Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya

DR. WALLACE ATAMBO - Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya


ABSTRACT

The main purpose of the research was to establish determinants of commercial bank growth. The specific objectives of the study was to; determine the effect of default rate on loans on growth of commercial banks, determine the effect of level of interest income on growth of commercial banks and to establish the effect of forex transaction volume on growth of commercial banks listed in Nairobi Securities Exchange. The study was guided by the interest rate theory, international fisher effect theory and time preference theory. Using multiple regression analysis, we found support for the proposition that loan default rate, interest rate and forex transaction had a significant effect on growth of commercial banks.


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THE IMPORTANCE OF STANDARD GAUGE RAILWAY (SGR) PROJECT TO THE EAST AFRICAN REGION

THE IMPORTANCE OF STANDARD GAUGE RAILWAY (SGR) PROJECT TO THE EAST AFRICAN REGION

EMMAH KITHINJI 


ABSTRACT

As a famous Chinese saying states, “A journey of a thousand miles starts with the first step”. If there is a project in Kenya that perfectly fits this adage, it is the Standard Gauge Railway project (SGR). The SGR journey started way back in 2008, when the Cabinet approved the project. The economic benefits of the SGR during and after development could be appreciated from the project works. From the onset, both the KRC and CRBC have made it clear that construction materials that are locally available will be procured within the country. In fact, the project is expected to utilize 40 per cent of local content in terms of construction materials, civil works and job opportunities. As expected, the project is a major employer for thousands of skilled and unskilled youths who will be engaged in its development. The project will also inject the much needed technology transfer in the railway sub - sector. The project is expected to reinvigorate existing urban centres that are situated along Mombasa-Nairobi highway due to business opportunities associated with such projects. For example, apart from the 33 crossing stations, 5 stations will be constructed at Mariakani, Voi, Mtito Andei, Sultan Hamud and Athi River. Definitely, these urban centres will immensely benefit both in terms of urban growth and business activities accruing from the SGR project. The stations will be served by workshops for locomotives, rolling stock facilities that will require ample supply of electricity and water not to mention signaling, communications and ICT systems. In a nutshell, the SGR project will be a game changer as far as railway development is concerned in the Kenya and the region.


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CHALLENGES WOMEN LEADERS FACE IN KENYAN PARASTATALS

CHALLENGES WOMEN LEADERS FACE IN KENYAN PARASTATALS

EMMAH KITHINJI 


ABSTRACT

Women Play an important role in society as procreators of the coming generation, as well as producers of goods and services. In the modern economies they are playing an important role in the labour force. However, in many Kenyan communities, traditional perceptions of women as inferior to men continue to prevail as many people invoke the preservation of African culture to justify the subordination of women. In recent years, women’s participation in management in all spheres is being advocated. The aim of this study was to investigate the challenges that women leaders face in parastatals in Kenya.


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FACTORS AFFECTING TENDERING PROCESS IN STATE CORPORATIONS: A CASE OF KENYA LITERATURE BUREAU

FACTORS AFFECTING TENDERING PROCESS IN STATE CORPORATIONS: A CASE OF KENYA LITERATURE BUREAU

ELISHA KENDO - Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

DR.PAMELA GETUNO - Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology


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Tendering is recognized as a process of making an offer, bid or proposal, or expressing interest in response to an invitation or request for tender. The objective of the study was to determine the factors affecting tendering process in Kenyan state corporations with focus to Kenya Literature Bureau (KLB). The study adopted a descriptive research design. The target population was all the 200 staffs in KLB.


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EFFECT OF REAL LENDING RATE ON THE LEVEL OF NON-PERFORMING LOANS IN COMMERCIAL BANKS IN KENYA

EFFECT OF REAL LENDING RATE ON THE LEVEL OF NON-PERFORMING LOANS IN COMMERCIAL BANKS IN KENYA

NANCY OUNDA DALLA- AuthorPhD Candidate in Mass Communication at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.

DR. WILLY MUTURI - Lecturer,Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.

DR. PATRICK NGUMI - Lecturer,Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.


ABSTRACT

The general objective of this study was to establish the effect of bank specific factors on the level of non-performing loans in commercial banks in Kenya. Specifically, the study sought to establish the effect of real lending rate on the level of non-performing loans in commercial banks in Kenya. The study used explanatory research design. The target population for the study used all the forty three commercial banks in operation in Kenya as at 31 st December 2014. The sampling frame was the list of all licensed commercial banks in operation as at 31 st December 2014 as listed in the CBK Annual supervisory report of 2014.


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ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS THAT DETERMINE CONDOM USE AMONG THE YOUTH IN KILIFI COUNTY,KENYA

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS THAT DETERMINE CONDOM USE AMONG THE YOUTH IN KILIFI COUNTY,KENYA

JAMES KAPANYA - AuthorPhD Candidate in Mass Communication at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.

DR. HELLEN MBERIA - Co-Author, Senior Lecturer,Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.

DR. SILAS ORIASO - Co-Author, Senior Lecturer,Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.


ABSTRACT

The objective of this study was to examine the environmental factors that determine condom use among the youth in Kilifi County, Kenya. The study used a descriptive survey design to collect both qualitative and quantitative data from a combination of youth and other HIV and AIDS specialists in Kilifi North Sub-County using in-depth interviews, focus group discussions (FGD) and questionnaires.


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SALIENCY FACTORS THAT DETERMINE CONDOM USE AMONG THE YOUTH IN KILIFI COUNTY,KENYA

SALIENCY FACTORS THAT DETERMINE CONDOM USE AMONG THE YOUTH IN KILIFI COUNTY,KENYA

JAMES KAPANYA NGUZO - AuthorPhD Candidate in Mass Communication at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.

DR. HELLEN MBERIA - Co-Author, Senior Lecturer,Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.

DR. SILAS ORIASO - Co-Author, Senior Lecturer,Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.


ABSTRACT

The objective of this study was to assess the existence of saliency that determines condom use among the youth in Kilifi County . The study was informed by the Integrated Behavioral Model, which indicates the determinants for health behavior change to include the intention to perform a behavior, knowledge levels, skills and competence to perform the behaviorsalience of the behavior and environmental factors.


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ORGANIZATIONAL FACTORS INFLUENCING STRATEGY IMPLEMENTATION IN THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF KENYA: THE CASE OF KIRINYAGA DIOCESE, KENYA

ORGANIZATIONAL FACTORS INFLUENCING STRATEGY IMPLEMENTATION IN THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF KENYA: THE CASE OF KIRINYAGA DIOCESE, KENYA

JOHN GITAU KAGUMU - Author, Student at Kenyatta University

DR.REUBEN NJUGUNA - Co-Author Lecturer,Department of Business Administration,school of Business,Kenyatta University


ABSTRACT

There is a vast knowledge on strategic planning practices and strategy implementation that have been put forward by many researchers. Most of researches have been done in strategic planning practices for profit or business organizations; there are very few researches that have been done on planning practices and strategy implementation on not-for-profit organizations. Out of the few that have been done on not for profit making organizations only a few dealt on churches. This study therefore sought to fill that existing research gap by carrying out a study on organizational factors influencing implementation of strategies in the Anglican Church of Kenya, Kirinyaga Diocese. It explored alternative approaches that could be adopted to facilitate effective implementation of the strategic plans. The study investigated the influence of resources, leadership, church culture, and church structure on the implementation of strategic plans. Both primary and secondary data were used for this study. 


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EFFECTS OF STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP ON ORGANIZATION PERFROMANCE A CASE STUDY OF KENYA TRADE NETWORK AGENCY

EFFECTS OF STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP ON ORGANIZATION PERFROMANCE A CASE STUDY OF KENYA TRADE NETWORK AGENCY

SIMON KIPLANG'AT - Author, Student at Management University of Africa

DR.OWUOR - Co-Author Supervisor,Management University of Africa


ABSTRACT

The main objective of the research study was to assess the effects of strategic leadership on organization performance, a case of Kenya Trade Network Agency (KTNA). The study specifically aimed to; assess the effect of strategic planning; examine the effect of change management; analyze the effect of core competencies; determine the effect of employees commitment and establish the effect of job satisfaction on organization performance.


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AN INVESTIGATION INTO FACTORS AFFECTING IMPLEMENTATION OF THE BALANCED SCORE CARD IN STATE CORPORATIONS IN KENYA: A CASE STUDY OF KENYA BUREAU OF STANDARDS (KEBS)

AN INVESTIGATION INTO FACTORS AFFECTING IMPLEMENTATION OF THE BALANCED SCORE CARD IN STATE CORPORATIONS IN KENYA: A CASE STUDY OF KENYA BUREAU OF STANDARDS (KEBS)

SIMON KIPLANGAT - Author


ABSTRACT

The study aimed to investigate factors affecting implementation of balanced scorecard in state corporations in Kenya, a case study of Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS). The specific objectives of the study were; to detail the mechanisms in place within the organization aimed at having successful implementation of balanced core card; to determine whether job description, the level of management support, and level of supervisions affect the implementation of balanced core card; to determine other factors that may affect the effective implementation of balanced core card and to identify from the respondent other factors they think have contributed to the level of effectiveness observed in implementation of balanced core card.


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FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE IMPLEMENTATION OF STRATEGIC PLANS IN SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES IN KENYA

FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE IMPLEMENTATION OF STRATEGIC PLANS IN SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES IN KENYA

Mariam Moige Muhando


ABSTRACT

The general objective of the study was to identify the determinants influencing implementation of strategic plans in Kenya SMEs. Specifically, the study attempted to achieve the following objectives: To determine the effect of organizational structure on implementation of strategic plans in SMEs in Kenya; To establish the effect of organizational culture on implementation of strategic plans in SMEs in Kenya; To explore the effect of leadership on implementation of strategic plans in SMEs in Kenya; To determine the effect of resource allocation on implementation of strategic plans in SMEs in Kenya and finally to establish the effect of communication on implementation of strategic plans in SMEs in Kenya. The population of the study comprised of KPMG top 100 SMEs in the year 2010, 2011 and 2012. These were small and medium enterprises that had been assessed according to the criteria set by KPMG. The target respondents comprised of the owners of the business and the managers in charge. The study revealed that strategic plan implementation has been facilitated by organization structure. This owes to the fact that organization structure specifies roles, procedures, governance mechanism and decision making processes thus providing a food medium through which strategic implementations are made. The study found that strategy implementation are hindered by resource allocation as different activities compete for same resources making implementation to be delayed by scarcity of resources and idle capacity due to poor flow of resources. Culture being the shared values, expectations and norms that are established in a business over time is very instrumental in strategic plan implementation. The study concludes that top management support and sub-ordinates willingness to achieve their leaders aim has helped with the implementation of strategic plans. For SMEs to improve on the implementation of strategic plans need to enhance of teamwork, accountability, transparency and communication. The study found that the respondents felt that organizational culture need to be enhanced to supports implementation and changed in tandem to be effective. The study also recommends that while there is congruence between leaders and subordinates objectives, leadership style needs to be changed as the latter hurts strategic plan implementation.


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INFORMATION SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR IMPROVED PERFORMANCE OF HEALTH INFORMATION SYSTEM (HIS) IN PUBLIC HOSPITALS. A CASE OF NYAHURURU COUNTY REFERAL HOSPITAL

INFORMATION SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR IMPROVED PERFORMANCE OF HEALTH INFORMATION SYSTEM (HIS) IN PUBLIC HOSPITALS. A CASE OF NYAHURURU COUNTY REFERRAL HOSPITAL

AUTHORS: David Roba Halake

Maureen Adoyo: Research coordinator dept of Health System Management Kenya Methodist University (1st supervisor)

Dominic Charles Okero:- Lecturer Kenya Methodist University(2nd supervisor)

David M. Mingu: - Centre for Public Health Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute.

 


ABSTRACT

Health System weakness is a major impediment of MDGS. Health system strengthening has been recognized as critical for improvement of health services. Challenges in health system governance,leadership, financing, inadequate usage of health information for decision making, limited access to medicine and technology and poor service delivery need to be urgently addressed. This study focused on performance of health information system at Nyahururu County Referral Hospital to enhance health system strengthening. Despite the development of Health information policy, the performance of HIS inpublic hospital remains weak. Owing to the successful implementation of health information system in developed countries, Developing countries such as Kenya have began adopting HIS framework to improve quality, efficiency, access, equity and sustainability of health services. The main objective of the study was to investigate influence of information communication technology on performance of HIS at Nyahururu Referral hospital. Specific objection were to establish ICT infrastructure supports on HIS performance, determine the influence of staffing skills to investigate how management support influence performance of HIS and to assess stakeholders support in improving HIS performance at Nyahururu Referral hospital. A descriptive case study design was used in study. The target population was 355 respondents. Random sampling was used to generate a sample size of 186 respondents. Data was collected using structured questionnaires; of 186 questionnaires distributed 118 were completed and returned representing 63.4%.


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