Research Papers/Topics in Security And Strategic Studies

Managing Crime Relating To The Operation Of Public Service Vehicles In Nairobi City County, Kenya

This study examined the management of crime in Public Service Vehicles in Nairobi County, with special focus to criminal activities on Public Service Vehicles (PSV’s) in Starehe subCounty. The specific objectives of the study were to determine the nature of crime associated with the use of PSVs; analyze the factors that influence crime in PSVs; and suggest mechanisms that will mitigate crime associated with the use of PSVs in Starehe sub-County. The research questions were adopted fro...

Evaluation Of Competitive Strategies Applied By Savings And Credit Co-Operatives In Enhancing Their Financial Performance: In Kiambu County Kenya

ABSTRACT In today’s dynamic and turbulent business environment where change is the only constant, SACCO’s are finding it hard to perform financially and survive amidst cut throat competition in the financial sector. In Kenya’s financial landscape where the SACCOs play an important role in financial intermediation with a focus on personal development and growth of SMEs, their fundamental role has continued to diminish due to ever growing competition in this sector. A firm can apply...

Corporate Social Responsibility Strategies And Competitive Advantage Of Soft Drink Manufacturers In Nairobi City County, Kenya

ABSTRACT Competitive advantage is of the goals as to why firms exist in a any given industry. However, it is not easy for the firm to gain competitive advantage as there are turbulences in the environment with high levels of competition in different industries. The manufacturing sector is one such competitive industry that require firms to constantly adopt different strategies to remain viable. Therefore, the current study sought to determine the effect of corporate social responsibilit...

Mobile Banking Services Effect On Financial Performance On Commercial Banks In Kenya

ABSTRACT Despite the continued adoption and implementation of mobile banking by various banking institutions in Kenya, evidence showing how mobile banking influences financial performance of these banks remains limited. The general objective of this study was to establish the impact of mobile banking services on the financial performance of commercial banks in Kenya. The specific objectives guiding this study included to assess the influence of short message service (SMS) banking on the...

Strategic Quality Management Initiatives And Service Delivery In The National Hospital Insurance Fund In Wajir County, Kenya

ABSTRACT National Hospital insurance fund has faced so many challenges regarding to service delivery. Majority of the national hospital insurance fund accredited facilities in Wajir County have failed to satisfy the customers or members. The problem has escalated to Mashaalah nursing home and even to Jeddah nursing home which are situated in Wajir County. Therefore the aim of this study was to investigate the effect of strategic quality management initiatives and service delivery in Nat...

Strategy Implementation Practices On Performance Of Huduma Centres In Nairobi City County, Kenya

ABSTRACT With the influence of internal and external factors, Huduma (Service) Centres operating in Kenya have continued to experience deteriorating performance due to issues of strategy implementation. Formulation of good strategies is not a reflection that implementation will take place. Effective implementations of strategy give organizations a competitive edge in the local and global business environments. Successful strategy implementation has been correlated with organizational p...

Influence Of Youth Unemployment On Crime Rates In Mathare Constituency, Nairobi City County, Kenya

ABSTRACT Many developing countries now grapple with the problem of unemployment. The unemployment rate among the youth is particularly higher than other demographic segments – especially in developing economies. Interestingly, the cities in many developing economies with high rates of youth unemployment also battle high rates of urban crime. The purpose of this study was to establish how youth unemployment influences crime rates in Mathare Constituency, with the aim of identifying str...

Managerial Competence And Implementation Of Strategic Plans In Nandi County, Kenya

ABSTRACT The Government of Kenya adopted strategic planning in various parastatals, institutions and ministries to address distinct and prioritized strategic agendas in order to uplift service delivery. In the County Government of Nandi, strategic planning is part of the ongoing public sector reforms geared at improving effectiveness and efficiency in the prompt delivery of public services. Strategic planning in the County Government is aimed at achieving the sustainable development ...

`Total Quality Management On Organizational Performance Of 5-Star Hotels In Nairobi

ABSTRACT Hotel industry business in the past evidence has shown that Total Quality Management programs have failed because the success factors were not in place. In order for hotel business to increase performance, the critical success factors of Total Quality Management should be implemented well. These factors appear to be compatible with successful Total Quality Management implementation programs in the hotel industry. They represent strategic elements, people involvement, emphasis o...

Determinants of competitive advantage of firms in the telecommunications industry in kenya.

ABSTRACT The Telecommunications industry in Kenya is full of competition. The companies currently present include Safaricom Kenya Limited, Airtel Networks Kenya Limited, Telkom Kenya Limited (Orange), Essar Telcom Kenya (YU) and lately, Equity Bank Limited with the Equitel money. This study sought to evaluate the determinants of competitive advantage for firms within the Telecommunications industry in Kenya. The objectives of the study were to find out the effect of innovation on compet...

Strategic Interventions And Implementation Of Reforms In The Public Health Facilities In Embu County, Kenya

ABSTRACTImplementation of reforms is one of the challenging issues among public organizations and more specifically in Public Health facilities in Kenya. Despite efforts from the National and County Governments, Public Health facilities in Embu County have continued to experience a number of challenges that range from periodical employee strikes and unsatisfactory health care services to the general public. The general objective this study was to establish influence of strategic interventions...

Role Of Internal Correction Procedures In Management Of Violent Misconduct Among Inmates In Nairobi County Prisons, Kenya

ABSTRACT Kenya Prisons Service has continuously undertaken reforms since the year 2001, with an aim of helping offenders to modify their behavior while in prison. Prison reforms focus on offender behavior modification through a correctional lens. Prisons are mandated by law to rehabilitate offenders through administration of rehabilitation programmes, which are the main intervention of correcting offenders in Kenyan prisons. Though prisons globally endeavor to correct offenders, there ...

Demographic Perspectives On Consumer Insurance Frauds And Its Implications On Intervention Measures In Nairobi City County, Kenya

ABSTRACTThe study explored the demographic perspectives on consumer insurance frauds and its implication on intervention measures. The objective of the study was to explain the nature and features of consumer insurance fraud, to examine the demographic characteristics of consumer insurance fraudsters and to propose strategies for the management of consumer insurance fraud. The study was guided by three theories: Rational Choice Theory, Routine activity Theory and Differential Association Theo...

Assessing The Role Of Demand And Supply Aspects In Book Piracy: Case Of Nairobi City County, Kenya

Piracy is a willful theft of intellectual and creative efforts of others due to increased demand for academic books in our learning institutions. It is a social and economic menace that involves the outright reproduction and distribution of the creative works of others, for commercial purposes, without the consent of the copyright owner. The general objective of the study was to establish the determinants of book piracy in Nairobi City County. The specific objectives ...

Peace Education As Peace Building Initiative In Ethnic Conflicts: The Case Of Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya, 1994-2014.

Peace Education is steadily emerging as a peace building initiative in the world today. The United Nations High Commission for refugees (UNHCR) has adopted and introduced it for conflict resolution in refugee Camps referring to it as suitable for behavior change. However, the fundamental question is whether empirical tests can ascertain its success in achieving the objective of conflict resolution in refugee camps. Available researches indicate that Peace Education he...


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