Research Papers/Topics in Humanities And Social Science

Influence Of Substance Abuse On Service Delivery By The Kenya Police Officers A Case Study Of Nairobi City County, Kenya

Substance abuse is a problem to some serving police officers and hence delivering poor services to members of the public. The problem could be contributed to by stress and other occupational situations. However, the sub-cultural setup of the policing career contributes to this vice in order to reduce stress. It is also reported that cases of suicides and domestic violence among the police officers is attributed to drug abuse. The study, was purposed to find out the correlation between s...

Effects Of Devolution Of Healthcare Services On Hospitals Infrastructure In Mandera County, Kenya

Devolution of healthcare is supposed to influence the health system performs by reassigning authority and responsibility to governments that are elected locally. The purpose of this survey was to determine the impact of devolution of health services on hospitals infrastructure in Kenya: the case of Mandera County. The survey was steered by the subsequent study objectives: To determine how devolution of health service has influenced health physical infrastructure in Mandera County, to e...

Determinants Of Uptake Of Free Maternal Health Care Services In Kenya: The Case Of Garissa Level Five Hospital

Although maternal deaths have declined significantly worldwide, women are still dying from pregnancy or childbirth related complications. A total of about 32,021 women of reproductive age in Kenya died in 2013, 6,632 of whom died of pregnancy associated complications. Garissa County was rated at position 14 out of 47 counties in Kenya with high burden of maternal deaths in 2014. Against this backdrop, the present study sought to assess the uptake of maternal health care services as envi...

Usage Of Funerary Symbols In Masuji Ibuse’s Black Rain And Kenzaburo Oe’s The Silent Cry

This research work is based on the study of the primary texts; Masuji Ibuse’s Black Rain (1970) and Kenzaburo Oe’s The Silent Cry (1967). It seeks to examine how the funerary symbols appear, are employed and their significance in the two selected novels. The research also looks at the influence that funerary symbols have on plot, characterization and themes in the texts. A writer uses one form of communication over another in his or her work for a reason. An interrogation of availab...

Kenyatta University School Of Humanities And Social Sciences Department Of English And Linguistics

Advertisements assume an important role as they introduce products and services to consumers. They are often considered by marketers as the ground-breaking informants on any new products and services to target consumers. They take a particular stance in relation to the products they parade. This study was motivated by the fact that in spite of the fact that Gĩkũyũ adverts are on radio, television and other channels of communication, advertisements from Inooro radio have not been stu...

English Loanwords In Kitigania: A Morpho- Phonological Analysis On Degrees Of Adaptation

This study is an OT investigation of the morpho-phonology of English loanwords in Kitigania, a dialect of Kiimeru language. The subject of loanwords and adaptation is pivoted on the assumption that Kitigania has had a long time contact with the English language. This English-Kiimeru language contact can be traced back to the coming of missionaries to Kenya in the late 1890’s and the subsequent colonial experience. The study therefore endeavours to: identify English loanwords in Kitig...

Evaluation Of The Effects Of Kenya Defence Forces Deployment On Psychosocial Well-Being Of Their Families In Nairobi County

Military personnel worldwide Kenya included are engaged in long and protracted operations in faraway places from home. During such deployments, physical separation, poor communication, loneliness, confusion, uncertainty, temptation, rumors, financial problems including risk of injury and death take place thereby affecting the psychosocial well-being of families that are left at home. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of Kenya Defense Forces military deployment on ...

The Structure And Function Of The Dholuo Prepositional Phrase: An X- Bar Approach

This study examines the prepositional phrase in Dholuo. It is anchored on the following three objectives: to describe the structure of the PP in Dholuo, to identify the syntactic functions of the PP in Dholuo and to explain the PP in Dholuo within the X-bar. The study employed the descriptive research design which is qualitative in nature because it determines and reports things the way they are. Sampling for this study was done in stages. First, the study employed stratified sampling ...

Challenges Facing Infertile Persons In The Agikuyu Of Kieni West Division Of Nyeri County, Kenya

This study investigated the challenges experienced by infertile individuals amongst the Agikuyu community in Kieni West Division. The study was based on the premise that there are many causes of infertility, many psycho-social as well as economic challenges faced by infertile persons in the Gikuyu Community. These challenges are being experienced even when many initiatives at international and national levels have been put in place to elevate the status of all people. The study identifi...

Effects Of Tobacco Control Policy Interventions On Tobacco Production In Migori County Kenya

Tobacco production has shifted to low-and middle-income countries with significant increase in Africa. Main tobacco growing countries in Africa are also among the world’s poorest countries. In Kenya, 80% tobacco production is taking place in Migori County where approximately 28,000 small‐scale farmers grow tobacco on 7,100 hectares of land.  Whereas tobacco industry argue that tobacco cultivation is a lucrative economic venture for smallholder farmers, evidence show that tobac...

Opportunities and challenges to community participation in ecotourism management in kimana communal ranch, kajiado district, kenya.

abstract Tourism, the temporary movement of people from their areas of domicile and back, has brought many socio-economic benefits in many developing countries with limited options for development. The Kenyan Government Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper of 200 Irecognized the tourism industry as one of the best means of poverty reduction due to the high multiplier effect of tourism on every facet of the economy. Unfortunately, these benefits are often accompanied by negative social and ...

Leadership Styles And Performance Of Saccos In Kirinyaga County, Kenya

ABSTRACT Leadership style can lead to the achievement or downfall of the business. The banking industry in Kenya has experienced first rate modifications introduced about via globalization, liberalization, intense competition amongst competitors, converting regulatory hints, generation, and more stressful clients. Those adjustments within the dynamic enterprise environment require leadership which can permit each the people and the enterprise to adapt and achieve success. The maximum co...

The effect of employee participation on organisational commitment in state corporations in kenya: a case of the national museums of kenya.

ABSTRACT The current dynamic working environment and stiff competition in the market necessitates that organization adopt flexible, adaptive and competitive techniques to be able to adjust to dynamism in market conditions Employees are the most key asset in any organization and its prospect success depends on more involvement of their employees to stir creativity and innovation. Involving employees can improve the organization in many ways like in creativity, changes in behaviour at...

Characteristics Of Stammering In Children And Fluency Enhancing Strategies Used By Teachers In Kibirigwi Special School

Abstract This study presents an investigation on characteristics of stammering and fluency enhancing strategies used by teachers in Kibirigwi Special School. The first objective of this study was to describe characteristics of stammering in pupils who stammer. The second objective was to investigate stammering severity in these pupils and finally to determine fluency enhancing strategies the teachers adopt to improve fluency in pupils who stammer. In this study the ex post facto res...

Influence Of Employee Retention Practices On Employee Performance In Disciplined Services: Case Of The Administration Police Service Nyandarua County

ABSTRACT This study sought to establish whether there was any significant influence on employee performance owing to the existing employee retention practices put in placein the Administration Police Service within Nyandarua County. This study’s objectives were; to find out the effect of training and development on employee performance in Administration Police Service Nyandarua County, to establish the effect of compensation on employee performance in Administration Police Service...


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