Organizational Resources and Strategic Plans Implementation in Administration Police Service in Baringo County, Kenya.
Ngumbi, Fedinard Mumo
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Implementation of appropriate strategies is a long and challenging process which depends on the available resources and scanning of the environment in which an organization exists among other factors. Many private and state corporations in Kenya rarely have implemented fully their formulated strategies to achieve desired goals and objectives. The aim of the study was to explore the relationship between organizational resources and strategic plans implementation in Administration police service in Baringo County, Kenya. The research project was guided by the following specific objectives to establish the relationship between organizational resources and strategic plans implementation in Administration police service in Baringo County, Kenya; financial resources, human resources, capital resources and technological resources. The study was guided by the following theories; Resource Based Value Theory, Kurt Lewin’s theory, Mckinsey 7S framework theory and Institutional theory. A descriptive survey research design was adopted involving administering of five-point Likert scale designed questionnaires to the respondents. Simple and stratified random sampling methods was used in a target population of 720 Administration Police (AP) officers who are evenly distributed in the sub counties (strata). Simple random sampling method was used to sample senior officers across the county while stratified random sampling method was used in sampling the targeted population in the strata. The study adopted 30% of population in each stratum as a sample size. The study collected primary data by use of questionnaires. Data collected was qualitatively and quantitatively analyzed guided by the research topic and specific objectives. Quantitative data was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics which included tables, pie charts, graphs, frequencies, percentages, and multiple regression with the aid of the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 23. Coefficient of correlation R was 0.903 an indication of strong positive correlation between variables. Coefficient of determination R2 was 0.815 which translates to 81.5%. This indicates that variations of dependent variable were explained by independent variables (financial, human, technological and capital resources). The residual of 18.5% would be explained by other factors beyond the scope of the current study. The study concludes that Administration Police Service (APS) in the county was funded by donors and government budgetary allocation was sufficient. The county government funded APS in service delivery to the community. On regard to good working relationship, the study found out that the station commanders and junior officers related well. The government had allocated vehicle(s) in Baringo county stations to provide transport to officers while on official duties. Stations in Baringo County are well equipped with ICT facilities. Modern police equipment’s were allocated to the police stations by the government. The station had qualified officers to handle and operate ICT facilities. Administration police service had clear guidelines on training, enhancement and capacity building of AP personnel. Respondents indicated that training was a regular practice in the county to enhance and build capacity in AP officers. The study recommends that APS in the county should be funded by donors for increased efficiency in execution of duties to the community. The government should increase its funding to AP service for increased operations. Officers deployed in the stations should be competent and serviceable to the community. Training, development and promotional courses should be offered to selected officers in the county for increased competent level. The welfare of officers should be adequately addressed by the management. The government should allocate more vehicle(s) in Baringo county stations to provide transport to officers while on official duties