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THE INFLUENCE OF LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES OF HEALTH CARE MANAGERS ON RETENTION OF HEALTH WORKERS IN MERU COUNTY

THE INFLUENCE OF LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES OF HEALTH CARE MANAGERS ON RETENTION OF HEALTH WORKERS IN MERU COUNTY.

Leonard Mbaabu Kimwere - Author.

Dr. Wanja Mwaura-Tenambergen - Co-Author.

Dr. Dominic Charles Okero  - Co-Author.

 


ABSTRACT

Human resources are the most important asset of any health system strengthening and consume a major share of the resources allocation in the sector. The global shortage of health workers is projected to be around 2.3 million physicians, nurses and midwives, and over 4 million health workers overall. In Meru County, a chronic shortage of health workers and high staff turnover is experienced. The objective of the study was to determine how leadership competencies of health care managers influenced retention of health workers in Meru County. A descriptive survey design was adapted. The target population of this study constituted of 1058 Medical staff working in public hospitals. 


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FACTORS INFLUENCING UPTAKE OF SOCIAL HEALTH INSURANCE IN KENYA: A CASE OF NYERI COUNTY.

FACTORS INFLUENCING UPTAKE OF SOCIAL HEALTH INSURANCE IN KENYA: A CASE OF NYERI COUNTY.

Boniface Gathu Macharia - Author.

Eunice Muthoni Mwangi - Co-Author.

Musa Oluoch  - Co-Author.

 


ABSTRACT

A good health financing system raises fund for health, in ways that ensure people can use needed services and are protected from financial catastrophe which are associated with having to pay for them. Many high-income countries that are progressing towards, or have already achieved, universal coverage have relied heavily on general taxation, social health insurance or a mix of both. In many low- and middle income countries striving towards universal coverage, a pluralistic health financing system typically evolves whereby a mix of health insurance and risk-protection schemes are targeted at distinct socio-economic groups. The study’s main objective is to assess the factors that influence uptake of social health insurance in Nyeri County, Kenya. While the specific objectives are; to determine individual characteristics influencing the uptake of health insurance Nyeri County, Kenya; to examine the scheme related factors affecting the uptake of health insurance uptake in Nyeri County, Kenya; to establish Health facilities factors affecting the uptake of social health insurance in Nyeri County, Kenya; to determine the information dissemination strategies underlying uptake of health insurance in Nyeri County, Kenya. This study adopted a descriptive cross section study design with a mix method approach of both qualitative and quantitative methods. The study was executed in the three level four hospitals and one level five hospital inNyeri County. 


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A COMPARATIVE ASSESSMENT OF QUALITY OF HEALTHCARE SERVICES AT PORT REITZ AND TUDOR TIER THREE HOSPITAL OF MOMBASA COUNTY: PATIENTS’ PERSPECTIVE

A COMPARATIVE ASSESSMENT OF QUALITY OF HEALTHCARE SERVICES AT PORT REITZ AND TUDOR TIER THREE HOSPITAL OF MOMBASA COUNTY: PATIENTS’ PERSPECTIVE

Maryan Duale Barrow Masters Student, Kenya Methodist University, Author

Galm Guyo Rogicha - Lecturer, Kenya Methodist University, Co-Author

 Maureen A. Adoyo - Lecturer, Kenya Methodist University, Co-Author

 


ABSTRACT

Quality in health care is comprised of newer technology, effective medication, and adequate staff to patient ratios, affordability, efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery. In situations where the condition is a reverse the services delivery will be grossly compromised including patients‟ safety, which is a primary concern for government, hospitals and patients. Thus the study aimed at examining the quality of health service delivery at outpatient department in both elevated and existing tier three hospitals in Mombasa County with study focusing on variables such infrastructure, human resources, service integration and patient satisfaction. It was a comparative study carried out in Tudor Sub County hospital and Port Reitz Sub-County hospital both in Mombasa County, to find out the quality of outpatient health services delivery


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AN ASSESSMENT OF THE STRATEGIC OPTIONS THAT CAN ENHANCE THE GROWTH OF ISLAMIC BANKING IN KENYA

AN ASSESSMENT OF THE STRATEGIC OPTIONS THAT CAN ENHANCE THE GROWTH OF ISLAMIC BANKING IN KENYA

WOLASA, TEGO - Author

GALM GUYO ROGICHA - Co-Author

 


ABSTRACT

Islamic  keeping money is a managing an account movement that is steady with the standards of Islamic law (Sharia) and its commonsense application through the improvement of Islamic financial matters. Sharia denies the acknowledgment of particular premium or charges (known as Riba or usury) for advances of cash. Putting resources into organizations that give products or administrations considered in opposition to Islamic standards is additionally Haraam. This research assesses the strategic options that can enhance the growth of Islamic banking in Kenya.


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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


ABSTRACT

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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