Recent Submissions

  • Consequences of Organic-Mineral N Soil Fertility Amendments on Nitrogen Uptake and Maize Grain Yield in the Smallholder Farms of Meru South District, Kenya 

    Mutegi, Edwin Mwiti; Kung’u, James Biu; Muna, Mucheru; Mugendi, Daniel (Sky Journal of Soil Science and Environmental Management, 2012-11-06)
    The central highlands of Kenya is generally densely populated and declining land productivity with reduced crop yields has been a major problem facing the smallholder farmers in the region. Land sizes are small and this ...
  • Tree Cover Trend Analysis for the Semi-Arid Lands of South Eastern Kenya: The Case of Matungulu Sub-County, Machakos County 

    Mutuku, Heeran M.; Kungu, James B.; Mburu, Benson. K. (International Journal of Agriculture, Environment and Bioresearch, 2018)
    89% of Kenya, inclusive of Matungulu Sub-County, is arid or semi-arid, with serious socio- economic, environmental and developmental challenges. Rapid population growth has led to an increasing demand for land, ...
  • Effects of Fiscal Decentralization on Poverty Reduction in Kenya 

    Mwiathi, Peter Silas; Wawire, Nelson H.W.; Okelo, Perez A. Onono (International Educative Research Foundation and Publisher, 2018-01-31)
    The Kenya government has instituted fiscal decentralization over the years to promote social economic development, reduce poverty and income inequality and ensure balanced regional development. Despite these efforts, ...
  • Response of Sorghum Production in Kenya to Prices and Public Investments 

    Onono, Perez A. (Canadian Center of Science and Education, 2018-01-30)
    Expansion of sorghum production in the arid and semi-arid areas in Kenya has been singled out as a potential for addressing food security challenges due to climate shocks affecting maize production and reduced availability ...
  • Income Convergence in the East African Community 

    Githuku, Simon; Omolo, Jacob; Mwabu, Germano (African Journal of Economic Review, 2018-01)
    The East African Community partner states aim to establish a Monetary Union by 2023. As advanced by the optimum currency area theory, countries seeking to enter into a monetary union should be as similar as possible to ...
  • Drivers of Technological Innovations: Evidence from Kenya’s Micro and Small Enterprises 

    Njiraini, Peter; Omolo, Jacob; Gachanja, Paul (SCR, 2018-05-31)
    Growth of micro and small enterprises (MSEs) is fundamental to the Kenyan economy. These enterprises play a pivotal role in Kenya’s overall economic growth. In spite of the role that MSEs play, their growth is usually ...
  • Employment Intensity of Output Growth in Kenya 

    Thuku, Gideon Kiguru; Omolo, Jacob; Muniu, Joseph (IOSR Journal of Economics and Finance (IOSR-JEF), 2019-06-21)
    Creation of productive and sustainable employment opportunities remains a key policy priority of most countries including Kenya. Employment creation in Kenya has been based on the premise that high economic growth should ...
  • Production Capacity of the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Industry in Kenya 

    Vugigi, S.K.; Thoithi, G.N.; Ogaji, J.I.; Onuonga, S.O. (East and Central African Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2017)
    This study aimed to determine the production capacity in the Kenyan pharmaceutical industry and to forecast the year for full capacity utilization. Data was collected on installed, available and utilized capacities in this ...
  • Fiscal Policy and Capital Flight in Kenya 

    Muchai, Dianah Ngui; Muchai, Joseph (Blackwell Publishing, 2016)
    : Capital flight has been an issue of concern for Africa because it reduces the continent’s much needed investible funds. In Kenya, the country lost US$ 4.9 billion in real terms from 1970 to 2010 through capital flight. ...
  • Drivers of Employment Elasticities in Kenya 

    Thuku, Gideon Kiguru; Omolo, Jacob; Muniu, Joseph (IISTE, 2019-08-31)
    The relationship between output growth and employment elasticities has been of intense debate among many economists. Though there is no conflict between the two objectives, the question that arises is the rate at ...
  • Assessing the Stability of Money Multipliers: Evidence from Kenya 

    Onuonga, Susan Moraa (IOSR Journal of Economics and Finance (IOSR-JEF), 2018-07-02)
    This paper investigated the stability of money multiplier using Kenyan data for the period 1983- 2015.This paper used Maki(2012) tests for cointegration allowing for unknown number of structural breaks and the Dynamic ...
  • Family Networks and Microcredit Access in Kenya 

    Kinyanjui, George Kariuki; Mdoe, Idi Jackson (Journal of African Political Economy and Development, 2017-12)
    For a long time now, social networks have been hailed for lowering otherwise high information and search cost to agents as well as making a principal’s market dominance increasingly ample. We therefore use the data from ...
  • Mobile Telephony, Social Networks and Credit Access: Evidence from MSMES in Kenya 

    Mdoe, Idi Jackson; Kinyanjui, George Kariuki (Taylor & Francis, 2018-04-17)
    Access to credit by micro, small and medium enterprises is key for growth and employment. However, it is hindered by information asymmetry. We investigated the effect of mobile telephony and social networks (group networks) ...
  • Exogenous Shocks to Crime and Resolution of Court Cases: Do Such Shocks Impact on Investments? 

    Marang’a, Moses; Njaramba, Stephen (IOSR Journal of Economics and Finance (IOSR-JEF), 2019-09-30)
    The interaction between justice sector and private investments has widely been acknowledged by economists and governments. For instance, services provided by police and courts have been found to affect private investments ...
  • Determinants of Equilibrium Real Exchange Rate and its Misalignment in Kenya 2000-2016: An Autoregressive Distributed Lag Approach 

    Gachoki, Charles; Okeri, Susan; Korir, Julius (IPRJB, 2019)
    Purpose: This paper investigates the determinants of Kenya’s real exchange rate and determine the real exchange rate and its misalignment from the long run equilibrium level using quarterly data covering 2000 – ...
  • Consequences of Organic-Mineral N Soil Fertility Amendments on Nitrogen Uptake and Maize Grain Yield in the Smallholder Farms of Meru South District, Kenya 

    Mutegi, Edwin Mwiti; Kung’u, James Biu; Muna, Mucheru; Mugendi, Daniel (Sky Journal of Soil Science and Environmental Management, 2012-11-06)
    The central highlands of Kenya is generally densely populated and declining land productivity with reduced crop yields has been a major problem facing the smallholder farmers in the region. Land sizes are small and this ...
  • Tree Cover Trend Analysis for the Semi-Arid Lands of South Eastern Kenya: The Case of Matungulu Sub-County, Machakos County 

    Mutuku, Heeran M.; Kungu, James B.; Mburu, Benson. K. (International Journal of Agriculture, Environment and Bioresearch, 2018)
    89% of Kenya, inclusive of Matungulu Sub-County, is arid or semi-arid, with serious socio- economic, environmental and developmental challenges. Rapid population growth has led to an increasing demand for land, ...
  • Effects of Fiscal Decentralization on Poverty Reduction in Kenya 

    Mwiathi, Peter Silas; Wawire, Nelson H.W.; Okelo, Perez A. Onono (International Educative Research Foundation and Publisher, 2018-01-31)
    The Kenya government has instituted fiscal decentralization over the years to promote social economic development, reduce poverty and income inequality and ensure balanced regional development. Despite these efforts, ...
  • Response of Sorghum Production in Kenya to Prices and Public Investments 

    Onono, Perez A. (Canadian Center of Science and Education, 2018-01-30)
    Expansion of sorghum production in the arid and semi-arid areas in Kenya has been singled out as a potential for addressing food security challenges due to climate shocks affecting maize production and reduced availability ...
  • Income Convergence in the East African Community 

    Githuku, Simon; Omolo, Jacob; Mwabu, Germano (African Journal of Economic Review, 2018-01)
    The East African Community partner states aim to establish a Monetary Union by 2023. As advanced by the optimum currency area theory, countries seeking to enter into a monetary union should be as similar as possible to ...
  • Drivers of Technological Innovations: Evidence from Kenya’s Micro and Small Enterprises 

    Njiraini, Peter; Omolo, Jacob; Gachanja, Paul (SCR, 2018-05-31)
    Growth of micro and small enterprises (MSEs) is fundamental to the Kenyan economy. These enterprises play a pivotal role in Kenya’s overall economic growth. In spite of the role that MSEs play, their growth is usually ...
  • Assessing the Stability of Money Multipliers: Evidence from Kenya 

    Onuonga, Susan Moraa (IOSR Journal of Economics and Finance (IOSR-JEF), 2018-07-02)
    This paper investigated the stability of money multiplier using Kenyan data for the period 1983- 2015.This paper used Maki(2012) tests for cointegration allowing for unknown number of structural breaks and the Dynamic ...
  • Family Networks and Microcredit Access in Kenya 

    Kinyanjui, George Kariuki; Mdoe, Idi Jackson (Journal of African Political Economy and Development, 2017-12)
    For a long time now, social networks have been hailed for lowering otherwise high information and search cost to agents as well as making a principal’s market dominance increasingly ample. We therefore use the data from ...
  • Mobile Telephony, Social Networks and Credit Access: Evidence from MSMES in Kenya 

    Mdoe, Idi Jackson; Kinyanjui, George Kariuki (Taylor & Francis, 2018-04-17)
    Access to credit by micro, small and medium enterprises is key for growth and employment. However, it is hindered by information asymmetry. We investigated the effect of mobile telephony and social networks (group networks) ...
  • Employment Intensity of Output Growth in Kenya 

    Thuku, Gideon Kiguru; Omolo, Jacob; Muniu, Joseph (IOSR Journal of Economics and Finance (IOSR-JEF), 2019-06-21)
    Creation of productive and sustainable employment opportunities remains a key policy priority of most countries including Kenya. Employment creation in Kenya has been based on the premise that high economic growth should ...
  • Production Capacity of the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Industry in Kenya 

    Vugigi, S.K.; Thoithi, G.N.; Ogaji, J.I.; Onuonga, S.O. (East and Central African Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2017)
    This study aimed to determine the production capacity in the Kenyan pharmaceutical industry and to forecast the year for full capacity utilization. Data was collected on installed, available and utilized capacities in this ...
  • Fiscal Policy and Capital Flight in Kenya 

    Muchai, Dianah Ngui; Muchai, Joseph (Blackwell Publishing, 2016)
    : Capital flight has been an issue of concern for Africa because it reduces the continent’s much needed investible funds. In Kenya, the country lost US$ 4.9 billion in real terms from 1970 to 2010 through capital flight. ...
  • Drivers of Employment Elasticities in Kenya 

    Thuku, Gideon Kiguru; Omolo, Jacob; Muniu, Joseph (IISTE, 2019-08-31)
    The relationship between output growth and employment elasticities has been of intense debate among many economists. Though there is no conflict between the two objectives, the question that arises is the rate at ...
  • Exogenous Shocks to Crime and Resolution of Court Cases: Do Such Shocks Impact on Investments? 

    Marang’a, Moses; Njaramba, Stephen (IOSR Journal of Economics and Finance (IOSR-JEF), 2019-09-30)
    The interaction between justice sector and private investments has widely been acknowledged by economists and governments. For instance, services provided by police and courts have been found to affect private investments ...
  • Determinants of Equilibrium Real Exchange Rate and its Misalignment in Kenya 2000-2016: An Autoregressive Distributed Lag Approach 

    Gachoki, Charles; Okeri, Susan; Korir, Julius (IPRJB, 2019)
    Purpose: This paper investigates the determinants of Kenya’s real exchange rate and determine the real exchange rate and its misalignment from the long run equilibrium level using quarterly data covering 2000 – ...
  • The Global Financial Crisis, Inflation Rate and Stock Market Returns in Kenya 

    Otieno, Donald A.; Ngugi, Rose W.; Wawire, Nelson H. W. (European Scientific Journal, 2017)
    The moderating effect of events such as the 2008 Global Financial Crisis (GFC) on the relation between stock market returns and macroeconomic variables has attracted very little attention. This study investigates the ...
  • Effect of Electronic Commerce on Output and Total Factor Productivity in Kenya 

    Kithinji, Elvis Mwenda; Onono, Perez A. (KSP Library, 2020)
    Kenya seeks to transform into a middle-income country by 2030 with target annual growth rates of 10 percent. However, this has not been realized since growth rates are under 10 percent while 36 percent of the population ...
  • The Impact of Financial Development and Economic Growth on Environmental Quality of Kenya 

    Onuonga, Susan Moraa (International Knowledge Sharing Platform, 2020)
    Of recent times many countries are suffering from environmental problems such as global warming and emission of greenhouse gases. Emissions of carbon dioxide as been recognized as the major contributor to global warming and ...
  • Economic Growth, Electricity Access, and Remittances in Kenya 

    Onuonga, Susan M (HATASO Publishing, 2020)
    This paper investigated the long-run relationship between gross domestic product, access to electricity, and remittances within the multivariate framework in Kenya using the data for the period 1987-2018. The autoregressive ...
  • Mobilization of Domestic Savings in Formal Financial Institutions: The Missing Link to Economic Growth 

    Mbuthia, Aflonia Nyambura; Ndiritu, Anne Wairimu (International Journal of Business and Social Science, 2020)
    The purpose of the study was to examine factors that affect a Kenyan household’s decision to save in formal financial institutions. This is because domestic saving finances investment and therefore economic growth. A ...

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