Threats to Timely Completion of Constituency Development Funded School Facilities in Kenya: A Case of Kisii Central Subcounty
Jawuor, George Okoth
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The enactment of the constituencies’ physical infrastructure funding law by the Government of Kenya, also called the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) in 2003 through an Act of Parliament was hailed as a major milestone in devolving financial resources from the central government to regions across the country. Over 70 per cent of the CDF allocations have been channeled to the construction of school facilities. Despite the massive allocation, most school projects have either stalled or are several years behind schedule. Although there have been attempts to address implementation challenges facing CDF sponsored projects, little emphasis has been laid on the relative importance analysis of factors influencing completion duration of CDF sponsored school projects. Financial challenges and political interference were the greatest threats to timely completion of school facilities. Enforcing the revised edition of the CDF Act of 2013 and exclusion of the constituency’s political class from the CDF management is hereby proposed.