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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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THE DETERMINANTS OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF HIV/AIDS BEHAVIOR CHANGE CAMPAIGNS AMONG THE KENYAN YOUTH: A CASE STUDY OF KINANGO DISTRICT, KWALE COUNTY

THE DETERMINANTS OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF HIV/AIDS  BEHAVIOR CHANGE CAMPAIGNS AMONG THE KENYAN YOUTH: A  CASE STUDY OF KINANGO DISTRICT, KWALE COUNTY

AUTHORS:Nguzo,James Kapanya - Student At Nairobi University

CO-AUTHOR: Silas Oriaso - Lecturer At Nairobi University


ABSTRACT

This study investigated the factors affecting the effectiveness of HIV/AIDS behaviour change campaigns among the Duruma youths in Kinango District.The study had three specific objectives: to establish /AIDS awareness in the district; identify the types of campaigns used in the fight against the scourge and the factors that influence the success of HIV/AIDS behaviour change campaigns. This study found out that mass media plays a big role in information dissemination on HIV/AIDS to the youths as just as the interpersonal communication.


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EFFECTS OF SOCIAL AWARENESS LEADERSHIP COMPETENCY ON THE PERFORMANCE OF STATE CORPORATIONS IN KENYA

EFFECTS OF SOCIAL AWARENESS LEADERSHIP COMPETENCY ON THE PERFORMANCE OF STATE CORPORATIONS IN KENYA

Jimmy Mutuku Mwithi - Student, Student at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya.

Dr. Susan Were - Lecturer, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya.

Dr. Willy Muturi - Lecturer, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya.


ABSTRACT

Desired leadership competency characteristic of organization leaders are a characteristic that affect the way an individual attempts to influence others and approaches a certain task. They play the major role before any concrete action takes place, and consist in optimism, self-regulation, social judgement skills, empathy, motivation to work in an international environment, cognitive skills, and acceptance of complexity and its contradictions. Leadership competencies effectiveness is a requirement for organizations not only to be successful with current undertakings, but also to be successful in the future. Outstanding organizational performance invariably maps to dynamic leadership competencies within an organization. The purpose of this study was to establish effect of social awareness leadership competency on the performance of state corporations in Kenya. Specifically, the study sought to; determine the Relationship between Social-Awareness Leadership Competency and Financial/Non-Financial Indicators of Performance of state corporations in Kenya.


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IMPLEMENTATION OF ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS SYSTEM IN KIAMBU COUNTY HOSPITAL: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES

IMPLEMENTATION OF ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS SYSTEM IN KIAMBU COUNTY HOSPITAL: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES

AUTHORS:Bernard Wambu Maracha1 ,Maureen Atieno Adoyo2, Prof. George Odhiambo-Otieno 2

                     1Ministry of Health Headquarters Nairobi P.O Box 43319-00100 Nairobi Kenya

                          2Department of Health Systems Management, Kenya Methodist University


CORRESPONDENCE: Bernard Wambu Maracha, Ministry of Health Nairobi Kenya Tel: 0722890489, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


ABSTRACT

A functional health system delivers quality services to all people, when and where they need them. Most public hospitals in the country maintain manual health records. Manually entered data is prone to shortcomings such as: human errors in entry, files being misplaced or lost, and multiple entries of case files for patients or patients forgetting their patient numbers thus tracing their files becomes hard. Electronic Health Records Systems (EHRs) are a new concept that can be defined as a systematic collection of electronic health information about individual patients or populations. It presents a digital format of all the patients’ information. The adoption and implementation of Electronic Health Records Systems infuses modern technology into what has been a historically manual process of recording patient information and thus has created potential benefits and challenges in the health care delivery system, which needs to be established. The main objective of the study was to establish the opportunities and major challenges in regard to the implementation of EHRs system in Kiambu County Hospital with specific variables under investigation such as; Socio-demographics characteristics, the design, implementation and the technical capacity of the individual and institutions to handle the EHRS.


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THE IMPACT OF CONSTITUENCY DEVELOPMENT FUND ON DEVELOPMENT A CASE OF AMAGORO CONSTITUENCY IN TESO DISTRICT

THE IMPACT OF CONSTITUENCY DEVELOPMENT FUND ON DEVELOPMENT A CASE OF AMAGORO CONSTITUENCY IN TESO DISTRICT

Bernard Baimwera - Lecturer, Kenya Methodist University, Kenya

Antony Murimi Muriuki - Lecturer, The East African University, Kenya


ABSTRACT

The research topic is an investigation on impact of constituency development fund on development, a case of Amagoro Constituency. The main study question is in what way the CDF has affected the development of the constituency. The study is guided by specific objectives: To establish the role of CDF on Development, to assess the benefits and the challenges of CDF and to determine the impact of CDF on development. Strategic implementation and knowledge on how to utilize the Constituency Development Fund is lacking at the grass root level; something that needs close attention. This study sought to bridge the knowledge gap by analyzing the impact of CDF on development in Amagoro Constituency.


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AN INVESTIGATION OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN WORKING CAPITAL MANAGEMENT AND PROFITABILITY FOR ENERGY AND PETROLEUM FIRMS IN KENYA

AN INVESTIGATION OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN WORKING CAPITAL MANAGEMENT AND PROFITABILITY FOR ENERGY AND PETROLEUM FIRMS IN KENYA

Fredrick Wanyonyi - SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, KENYATTA UNIVERSITY
Ambrose Jagongo - (PhD)SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, KENYATTA UNIVERSITY


ABSTRACT

The objective of the study was to investigate the relationship between working capital management and profitability for energy and petroleum firms in Kenya. The specific objective where to establish the relationship between working capital management and profitability of energy and petroleum companies Kenya. To analyze the collective effect of cash conversion cycles with working capital management and profitability and to analyze the effects of inventory management on profitability. To undertake this study, the research design for this study was casual. A casual research was used to explore the relationship between variables. The population composed of Kenyan energy and petroleum firms listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange. The quoted firms were assumed to have structured financial systems and likely to have specific working capital management policies and procedures in place. Since the population is small (four firms) it was considered prudent to use the entire population in the sturdy. In the view of small number of energy and petroleum firms quoted on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE), the researcher sampled the whole population of firms to achieve the targeted precision level. Cooper observers that the tradeoff between the depth and breadth of the research affects the sample size and the adequacy of a sample in this type of research is judged by how comprehensively and completely the research questions are answered by the sample size. In order to meet the objectives of the study the questionaire consisted of 17 questions divided into three parts as per research objectives.


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  • INFLUENCE OF HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES ON EMPLOYEE RETENTION IN SELECTED STATE CORPORATIONS IN KENYA

    Employee retention is becoming a real challenge in today’s work environment as employers begin to realize the value of people that make up the organization. It has been noted that lack of effective SHRM practices leads to increased rate employee turnover in many organizations. Many Kenyan state corporations have been characterized with high employee turnover rates. Recent surveys show that over 75% of state corporations experience low level of employees’ retention and face high staff turnover rates. Despite the fact that the Kenyan government has made efforts towards achievements of various development goals, the rate of employee retention in many state corporations has remained low for the past ten years. Notwithstanding the significant influence of Human Resource Management strategies on employee retention in organizations, most studies on SHRM and employee retention that have been undertaken in public and private organization and are not linked with employee retention in state corporations. The general objective of the study was to establish the influence of strategic human resource management practices on employee retention in selected state corporations in Kenya. The study specifically aimed to; assess the influence of employee recruitment strategy on employee retention in state corporations in Kenya; determine the influence of employee compensation strategy on employee retention in state corporations in Kenya; assess the influence of employee training strategy on employee retention in state corporations in Kenya and to establish the influence of employee relations strategy on employee retention in state corporations in Kenya. The study adopted a descriptive research design and the target population was a total of 372 human resource and development staff working in the selected state corporations with headquarters offices in Nairobi. The study applied a stratified random sampling technique to select 124 respondents as the sample size for the study. Questionnaires were used as the main data collection instruments and a pilot study was conducted to pretest questionnaires for reliability. Descriptive statistics and multiple regression analysis will be used to analyze the gathered data and the results were presented on tables, figures and graphs. The study findings showed that employee recruitment strategy; employee compensation strategy; employee training strategy and employee relations strategy influence employee retention in State Corporations in Kenya. The study concluded that recruitment strategy is the major human resource strategy that influences most employee retention in state corporations with a coefficient of 0.389, followed by compensation strategy with a coefficient of 0.185, then employee relations strategy with a coefficient of 0.128 and lastly training strategy with a coefficient of 0.123. The study recommended for application of recruitment strategy that emphasizes on higher and right academic qualifications, hiring of management trainees and use of head hunting to recruit the most experienced and skilled staff. The management of state corporations should formulate and implement effective employee compensation strategy through regular review employee salary structures, provision of good benefits and implementation of effective merit pay methods. The management of state corporations should adopt effective employee training strategy by regularly conducting on-the-job training; offthe-job training and leadership development training. The management of state corporations should adopt effective employee relations strategy through application of effective communication channels, use of effective conflict resolution methods, encouraging team building activities and providing better working conditions. 


    Author: Kinoti Agostino Kiogora  

    Co- Author:Dr. Kepha Ombui 

     

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