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CHALLENGES OF INTER-ORGANIZATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS IN HEALTH WORKERS TRAINING.A CASE OF OPHTHALMOLOGY PROGRAMS AT KENYA MEDICAL TRAINING COLLEGE

CHALLENGES OF INTER-ORGANIZATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS IN HEALTH WORKERS TRAINING.A CASE OF OPHTHALMOLOGY PROGRAMS AT KENYA MEDICAL TRAINING COLLEGE

Authors: Nyawira Mwangi 1, 2 Musa Oluoch 1 , GW Odhiambo -Otieno 1

Affiliation: 1 Department of Health Systems Management, Kenya Methodist University 2Kenya Medical Training College

Author Information
Corresponding author: Dr Nyawira Mwangi (MBChB, MSc PHEC) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mr Musa Oluoch (MBA), Lecturer, Kenya Methodist University
Prof GW Odhiambo-Otieno PhD, Lecturer and Chair, Postgraduate Studies, Department of Health
Systems Management, Kenya Methodist University.


ABSTRACT

This study addressed the human resource for health pillar of health systems. It was carried out in Kenya against the background of the internationally recognized critical shortage of health workers. Kenya is among the 57 countries in the world facing pronounced human resource for health shortage. The need to scale up health workers’ training and the emerging trend of partnerships for health have been widely acknowledged. Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) trains the bulk of mid-level health workers for the country, including eye care workers. It runs three ophthalmology (eye care) training programs which are supported by partners. 15 stakeholders support the training programs through partnership. Despite the long experience of collaboration in training, a knowledge gap exists regarding the functioning of the partnership, the lessons learnt from the partnership and how education and partnership can be linked for health system strengthening. The research sought to explore the nature of challenges experienced in this partnership.


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SUPPLY CHAIN RISKS MITIGATION STRATEGIES ADOPTED BY MANUFACTURING FIRMS IN KENYA: A CASE OF COCA COLA COMPANY (K)

SUPPLY CHAIN RISKS MITIGATION STRATEGIES ADOPTED BY MANUFACTURING FIRMS IN KENYA: A CASE OF COCA COLA COMPANY (K)

Mohamed Konse Siba - Masters Student at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya.

Dr. Jane Omwenga - Lecturer, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology Kenya.


ABSTRACT

The aim of the study was to investigate the supply chain risks mitigation strategies adopted by manufacturing firms where the context of focus will be Coca Cola Company in Kenya. The specific objectives of the study were: To establish the effects of capacity addition strategy, channel flexibility strategy, inventory addition strategy and supply chain responsiveness strategy on mitigation of supply chain risks in Coca Cola Company.


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IMPLEMENTATION OF FREE MATERNITY SERVICES POLICY IN KENYA: HEALTH WORKERS’ ATTITUDE AND INVOLVEMENT

IMPLEMENTATION OF FREE MATERNITY SERVICES POLICY IN KENYA: HEALTH WORKERS’ ATTITUDE AND INVOLVEMENT

Emmanuel Wekesa Wamalwa.

Ben Osuga.

Maureen Adoyo.


ABSTRACT

Kenya has a high maternal mortality rate. Free maternity services program was implemented to improve access and utilization of maternal health services and ultimately improve maternal health. The implementation of the policy in Kenya was done through a top-down approach, with health workers being called upon to implement the formulated policy. Evidence shows that involvement of health workers is critical for ownership and successful implementation of the policy. There is no evidence of involvement of Kenyan health workers before implementation of the policy. This study was carried out to determine the involvement of health workers in the policy process as well as their attitude towards the policy.


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FACTORS AFFECTING THE MANAGEMENT OF STRATEGIC CHANGE FOR COMMUNITY POLICING IN THE KENYA POLICE: THE CASE OF NYERI POLICE DIVISION

FACTORS AFFECTING THE MANAGEMENT OF STRATEGIC CHANGE FOR COMMUNITY POLICING IN THE KENYA POLICE: THE CASE OF NYERI POLICE DIVISION

Alex Munyao Ndili.

Dr. Anne Muchemi  - Lecturer,Department of Business Administration, School of Business Kenyatta University, Kenya.(Co-Auhor)

Mr. Philip. Wambua  - Lecturer,Department of Business Administration, School of Business Kenyatta University, Kenya.(Co-Auhor)

Dr. Shadrack Bett  - The Chairman,Department of Business Administration, School of Business Kenyatta University, Kenya.(Co-Auhor)


ABSTRACT

Organizational change is undertaken as a matter of survival and Kenya police as organization is not spared. . Community policing has been found to be a positive step in improving police–public relations and engaging the public in crime prevention; however, the Kenya police is believed not to have succeeded in changing and adapting to policing styles that emphasize working partnerships with client communities; pro-active policing and problem solving. The purpose of this study was to examine factors affecting the Kenya police in the strategic management of change in accommodating community policing principles. The study adopted a descriptive survey design


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CHALLENGES OF STRATEGY IMPLEMENTATION IN PRIVATE HOSPITALS IN KENYA: A CASE OF AGA KHAN UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

CHALLENGES OF STRATEGY IMPLEMENTATION IN PRIVATE HOSPITALS IN KENYA: A CASE OF AGA KHAN UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Maurice Omondi Ooko - Masters Student at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya

Dr. Jane Omwenga - Lecturer: Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya


ABSTRACT

The global business environment has evolved since 1990. The modern business environment and fast changing global economy demands high productivity, speed and flexibility for organizations that seek to thrive. This has brought new realities in the form of new business opportunities for growth and, at the same time has exposed companies to new competitors. Data from the recent studies in Kenya has shown that effective implementation of strategy has become the goal of many organizations. However, in translating their grand plans into action, unacceptably high rates of failure has been reported among many companies. This study examined the challenges of strategy implementation in the health sector of a developing economy, and more specifically, the challenges posed by leadership, corporate structure, technological changes and communication in the implementation process.


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DETERMINANTS OF CAPITAL STRUCTURE ON PROFITABILITY OF FIRMS IN THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR IN KENYA

DETERMINANTS OF CAPITAL STRUCTURE ON PROFITABILITY OF FIRMS IN THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR IN KENYA

Abdulkadir Sheikh Ali Banafa - Doctoral Student at Jomo Kenyatta University of agriculture and Technology, Kenya

Dr. John Karanja Ngugi - Lecturer at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya


ABSTRACT

The main purpose of the research is to verify the determinants of capital structure on profitability of firms in the manufacturing sector in Kenya. The research adopted convenience sampling which took samples from the empirical studies of emerging economies, South Africa companies and in East African countries. The variables studied were Leverage, Equity finance firm asset tangibility, and firm size. The performance was in terms of profitability, Return on Investment (ROI), Return on Asset (ROA), Total Asset base, firm’s revenue and degree of competition of a firm as the dependent variables. The result shows that capital structure has a positive and significant effect on the organizational performance in manufacturing companies.


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FACTORS INFLUENCING IMPLEMENTATION OF E-COMMERCE STRATEGY AMONG SMALL AND MICRO ENTERPRISES IN NAIROBI COUNTY: A CASE OF FINETOPS ENTERPRISES LIMITED

FACTORS INFLUENCING IMPLEMENTATION OF E-COMMERCE STRATEGY AMONG SMALL AND MICRO ENTERPRISES IN NAIROBI COUNTY: A CASE OF FINETOPS ENTERPRISES LIMITED

Agnes Njeri Kimani - LMasters Student at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya

Dr. Mike Iravo (PhD) - Lecturer at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya


ABSTRACT

With the advent of globalization, many economies and markets become increasingly international and competitive. Technological progress in logistics and distribution enables nearly every business to buy, sell and cooperate on a global scale and even smaller and locally oriented businesses are forced to see themselves in a global context to survive in this new challenging business environment. Although common sense is that the globalization exposes Small and Micro Enterprises too many challenges the recent literature argues that Small and Micro Enterprises can benefit the new environment via e-commerce. The general aim of the study was to establish the factors influencing implementation of e-commerce strategy among small and micro enterprises in Nairobi County with a special focus on Fine Topes Enterprises Limited situated in the central business district at Kenbanco House Moi Avenue. The objectives of this study were to find out whether top management commitment, organizational culture, effective communication and staff proficiency influence the implementation of e-commerce strategy among small and micro enterprises in Nairobi County


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DETERMINANTS OF INITIAL EXPORT MARKET PARTICIPATION AMONG MICRO AND SMALL ENTERPRISES IN THE COMMERCIAL CRAFT SECTOR IN KENYA

DETERMINANTS OF INITIAL EXPORT MARKET PARTICIPATION AMONG MICRO AND SMALL ENTERPRISES IN THE COMMERCIAL CRAFT SECTOR IN KENYA

Evans Mwiti - Doctor of Philosophy in Entrepreneurship Development of Kenyatta University,Kenya.

Dr. Gorretty A. Ofafa -  Department of Business Administration, School of Business, Kenyatta University,Kenya.(Co -Author)

Dr. Ambrose Jagongo -  Department of Accounting and Finance, School of Business, Kenyatta University,Kenya. (Co -Author)


ABSTRACT

Micro and Small Enterprises (MSE) play a critical role in the economy of most developing as well developed nations in terms employment creation and generally wealth creation. In many developing countries, MSEs form the largest proportion of the businesses and therefore need
to be competitive both in the local and international markets. Though Kenya has over 1.3 million MSEs which is a critical mass for any economic development, the level of market participation is low. In terms of export market participation, only about 30% of MSE in Kenya that have been able to tap into the great potential of this huge global market. This is low despite the fact that Kenya has huge potential especially within the commercial craft MSEs who can exploit the global market to market Kenya’s unique cultural and artistic products. The general objective of this study was therefore be to investigate the determinants of initial export market participation among MSEs in the commercial craft sector in Kenya.


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TRAINING PROCESS TOWARDS STRENGTHENING SERVICE DELIVERY IN DAGORETTI SUB-COUNTY

ANALYSIS OF CORPORATE FINANCIAL DISTRESS DETERMINANTS: A SURVEY OF NON-FINANCIAL FIRMS LISTED IN THE NSE

Lydiah Wairimu - Masters student at Kenya Methodist University,Kenya

Maureen Adoyo - Lecturer at Kenya Methodist University,Kenya (Co-Author)

Musa Oluoch - Lecturers at Kenya Methodist University,Kenya (Co-Author)


ABSTRACT

Despite progress in developing more effective training methodologies, training initiatives for health workers continue to experience common pitfalls that have beset the overall success. To improve the quality of healthcare service, the shortage of healthcare workers must be addressed by giving quality training and education needed to fill the gap to increase the output of qualified healthcare workers. The research specific objectives was determining the selection criteria for participants attending trainings; establish whether trainers have a follow up mechanism for participants after trainings; how trainings activities are coordinated in Dagoretti Sub-County. The study followed a descriptive cross sectional study design. A survey method using questionnaires for facility in charges, Nurses and Clinical Officers and key informant interview for the Sub County Managers was applied. Sampling technique used was convenient non-probability method. The study setting was in Dagoretti Sub County, a total of 7 facilities were selected and 181 respondents were sampled..


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EXPLOITATION OF AGRICULTURAL BY-PRODUCTS FOR THE EMPLOYMENT CREATION: THE CASE OF TRANS-NZOIA COUNTY,KENYA

EXPLOITATION OF AGRICULTURAL BY-PRODUCTS FOR THE EMPLOYMENT CREATION: THE CASE OF TRANS-NZOIA COUNTY,KENYA

Wakasiaka, Mwichabe Eliud - Mount Kenya University


ABSTRACT

Trans-Nzoia county covers an area 2,469.90 Km 2 with a total Population of 818,757 (Male 50% , Female 50%) and a poverty index of 5.2% (KNBS, 2011). The main economic activities in Tran-Nzoia county include horticulture, large and small scale maize farming , wheat farming, Tea, Coffee and fish farming. Many farmers here focus on production and sale of the main products as raw materials. A large part of residual harvest is handled inappropriately, hence weakening the world’s food production capacity and contributing to biosphere change. Such a malpractice is particularly common in low income countries, where inadequate amounts of residues are recycled. Unacceptable amounts of straw and stalks are burnt either in the fields or as house hold
fuel. No nation keeps statistics on production of residue.


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VIABILITY OF FINANCIAL DERIVATIVE (STOCK OPTION) SECURITIES MARKET: A CASE OF NAIROBI STOCK EXCHANGE

VIABILITY OF FINANCIAL DERIVATIVE (STOCK OPTION) SECURITIES MARKET: A CASE OF NAIROBI STOCK EXCHANGE

Vincent Ouma Nyagilo - Master of Science in Energy Management, Kenyatta University, Kenya(Change)


ABSTRACT

Financial markets are, by nature, extremely volatile and hence the risk factor is an important concern for financial agents. To reduce this risk, the concepts of derivatives are products whose values are derived from one basic variable called base. The derivatives market performs a number of economic functions; they help in transferring risks from risk averse investors to risk oriented investors, help in the discovery of future as well as current prices, catalyze entrepreneurial activity, increase the volume traded in markets. This study provides a basic overview of stock option market focusing on its non-existence in Kenya security market. It further sought to find out the viability of establishing financial derivatives market in particular stock option. It also sought to assess the readiness of Nairobi Stock Exchange market and its participants for the development of stock market. When asked if stock option minimize risks, both categories or respondents agreed at 68.5% for individual investors and 82.8% for brokers. The respondents differed on whether option is useful only for large investors. The individual investors disagreed totally, while brokers agreed at 54.6%. On whether there is need for hedging against price change or not, both respondents disagreed at 58.6% for individual investors and 63.6% for brokers. They also disagreed at 96.6% and 66.7% for individual investors and brokers respectively, that there already exists adequate means to minimize stock price risk. Finally, when asked if option trading may not be profitable, the respondents disagreed with a majority of 87.8%. The analysis shows that there are contradictions between brokers and investors on issues and conditions required to establish stock option market, this is mainly manifested by the likely threats that are envisaged by brokers with introduction of stock option market. The study found out that Nairobi Stock Exchange is not technologically ready for stock option market. However, Kenyan security market is found to be viable for stock option market. Findings further illustrated that establishment of stock option market in Nairobi Stock Exchange is viable through Government intervention by developing required infrastructure in terms of modernization of the security markets and enactment of policies and legal framework that entice investors and protect market participants.


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FACTORS AFFECTING ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN DAY SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN BORABU DISTRICT IN KENYA

FACTORS AFFECTING ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN DAY SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN BORABU DISTRICT IN KENYA

Wycliffe Magati Ndege - Master of Science in Energy Management, Kenyatta University, Kenya(Change)(Primary Author)

Dr Kefa Bosire - Master of Science in Electronics and Instrumentation, Kenyatta University, Kenya(Change)(Co Author)

Dr.Nobert Ogeta - Master of Science in Electronics and Instrumentation, Kenyatta University, Kenya(Change)(Co Author)


ABSTRACT

The general low academic performance in Borabu District could be associated with home,school, teacher and student factors. The purpose of the study was to investigate the influence of home, school, teacher and student factors on the academic performance of day secondary schools in Borabu District. The objectives of the study were to find out the influence of: home, school, student and teacher factors on the academic performance of day secondary schools. The study used the qualitative research methodology with a descriptive survey design. The target population of the study constituted 6 day secondary schools, 738 students, 47 classroom teachers and 6 head teachers. Data analysis was done through means, frequencies and percentages. The study revealed that factors that influence the academic performance of the day secondary schools are home related: family size, financial burden, work at home, parental attitude towards education and parenting style; School related : teacher relationship with students, teaching/learning facilities, curriculum implementation, management style, distance of schools from home and time management; Student related : entry mark, sexual behavior, self-esteem, peer group influence, school dropout influence, attitude towards the school and ambition towards academic excellence and teacher related factors :teacher level of education, teaching experience, teacher attitudes towards students, teaching load, teacher motivation, teacher preparation and ongoing training. The study recommendations were that the parents should be sensitized on the need to have a positive attitude towards the day scholars and to provide them with the relevant study materials. The findings of this study provide useful information to educational planners, policy makers, managers and administrators on policies that will promote access, retention and completion of secondary education cycle and good academic performance. Key Words: Academic performance, teacher related factors, day school, curriculum implementation, wastage, internal efficiency, output.


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