Institutional Relationships and Implementation of Strategic Planning in the National Police Service, Kenya
Bitok, Lawrence Kiprotich
Njoroge, Jane Gakenia
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Several institutions today are concentrating on getting increasingly serious by propelling serious strategies that give them an edge over others. However, most government institutions have not had the option to define the strategies required to increase their edge. Institutions today face major unusual changes that make system usage troublesome and complex than previously. This examination tries to build up the impact of institutional relationships on strategic plan implementation at the National Police Service in Kenya. The study specifically sought to determine the effect of institutional relationships on implementation of strategic plan in the National Police Service in Kenya. Bureaucratic and systems theories guided the study. With a sample of 119 respondents from a population of 1185 police officers, the study used descriptive design. Stratified and simple random sampling was used to identify the respondents from the different police ranks within Nairobi City County. The study also used simple random sampling technique. Primary data was collected using questionnaires, Focus Groups Discussions (FGDs) and Key Informant Interviews while secondary data was obtained from documented sources. Mean and standard deviation was used to analyze quantitative data while regression and correlation analysis was used to conduct inferential statistics. Analysis of qualitative data was done using content analysis. Frequency tables and percentages were employed in data presentation. The study outcomes indicated that there was a significant relationship between institutional relationships and implementation of strategic plans (β=0.042, p≤0.05). It was concluded that police officers relate well both as groups and individuals within the national police service. This study recommends that good job relationship between the station commanders and the junior officers should be maintained.