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dc.contributor.advisorWilson Munaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorJane Njorogeen_US
dc.contributor.authorNjagi, Charles Munene
dc.date.accessioned2022-09-21T13:32:34Z
dc.date.available2022-09-21T13:32:34Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/24278
dc.descriptionA Research Thesis Submitted to the School of Humanities and Social Sciences in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirement for the Award of Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Public Policy and Management of Kenyatta University, June, 2022en_US
dc.description.abstractThe general objective of this study was to establish the role of local stakeholders in the management of water supply in Murang’a County, Kenya. The specific objectives were to determine the role of data management on the management of water supply, to establish the role of decision making on the management of water supply, to establish the role of technical support on the management of water supply, to assess the role of resource mobilization on the management of water supply, to determine the mediating role of supporters on the management of water supply in Murang’a County, and to establish the moderating role of institutional and regulatory actors on the management of water supply in Murang’a County. Interpretivist research philosophy was used to establish the role of local stakeholders in the management of water supply in Murang’a County, Kenya. This research used a descriptive study design. The target populace comprised the local stakeholders or the beneficiaries (households), water supply and management organizations staff, national and county government officials from the Ministry of Water, and staff of non-state actors dealing with water in Murang’a County, a total population of 89,415. This study used a sample size of 225 respondents. This study utilized a self-administered research questionnaire to gather both qualitative and quantitative data. The researcher dropped the questionnaires physically at the respondents’ places and picked them up once filled up. In addition to the questionnaire, the study used 12 interview schedules to collect qualitative data. The research used Cronbach's alpha to measure internal consistency, where an alpha value of 0.7 ≤ α < 0.9. SPSS version 25 was used to aid in data analysis. The data was presented in tabular form as well as diagrams like pie charts and bar graphs for easy understanding and interpretation. The regression model was used to measure the relationship between the variables. The findings revealed that there was a positive and significant relationship between data management and management of water supply (β =.300, p=0.000), there was a positive and significant relationship between decision making and management of water supply (β =.146, p=0.027), there was a positive and significant relationship between technical support and management of water supply (β =0.365, p=0.000) and that there was a positive and significant relationship between resource mobilization and management of water supply (β =0.277, p=0.000). In addition, the findings of the study revealed that institutions and regulatory actors had a moderating effect on the relationship between the role of local stakeholders and the management of water supply in Murang’a County. Further, the study tested the mediating effect of supporters on the management of water supply in Murang’a County, and the results revealed that supporters had a partial mediating effect on the management of water supply in Murang’a County. The study further tested hypotheses to assess the influence of each variable on the management of water supply. All the null hypotheses were rejected and alternative hypotheses adopted, indicating that all the study variables had effect on the management of water supply in Murang’a County. Based on the findings, the study concluded that all the study variables were significant in explaining the management of water supply in Murang’a County. It was hence recommended that the stakeholders in the management of water supply should strive to put in place initiatives which will enhance management of water supply in Murang’a County.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipKenyatta Universityen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherKenyatta Universityen_US
dc.subjectRoleen_US
dc.subjectLocal Stakeholdersen_US
dc.subjectManagementen_US
dc.subjectWater Supplyen_US
dc.subjectMurang’a Countyen_US
dc.subjectKenyaen_US
dc.titleRole of Local Stakeholders on Management of Water Supply in Murang’a County, Kenyaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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