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Journal of Contemporary Social Science and Education

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Assessment of Knowledge Management Practises in Reducing Knowledge Loss in Devolved Governments of Kenya: A Case of The County Government of Embu

By: Lawrence Odhiambo Aloo, David Kipchirchir Lagat, Abudo Dambala, Rachael Nyokabi, Lucy Gichira, Kaliba Morris Kinyua, Doris Nzambi Mulwa, Penina Musyoka, Mary Gatwiri and Barasa Odula Elias

Journal of Contemporary Social Sciences and Education


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Knowledge Management (KM) is a relatively new and dynamic branch of management within the domain of knowledge. Its objective is to achieve breakthrough in business performance using the synergy of people, processes and technology. It is meant to utilize individual expertise to get maximum returns for an organization. Researchers and practitioners have already stated that KM should be an integral part of business strategy in order to out manage the competition. The general objective of this study was to examine how KM practices can reduce knowledge loss in the County Government of Embu. Its specific objective was to examine whether records management reduces knowledge loss risk. The study used descriptive survey which is a method of collecting information by interviewing or administering questionnaires to a sample of individuals. The questionnaires were administered to a sample of 42 staff drawn from all the 10 departments based at the County headquarters. Stratified random sampling procedures were applied for this study to overcome the problem of skewed sampling associated with purposive methods where employees from some departments are over represented while others are underrepresented. The study concluded that good record management practices can help in reducing knowledge loss risk in the County. The study recommends that the County Government should avail enough resources for purchase of modern equipment for storage and management of records.

How to cite in APA: Aloo, L. O., Lagat, D. K., Dambala, A., Nyokabi, R., Gichira, L., Kaliba, M. K., Mulwa, D.N., Musyoka, P., Gatwiri, M., and Barasa, E. O. (2021). Assessment of Knowledge Management Practises in Reducing Knowledge Loss in Devolved Governments of Kenya: A Case of The County Government of Embu. Journal of Contemporary Social Sciences and Education, Volume 2, Issue 1, P.34 - 54.

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Factors Influencing Compliance to Procurement Laws and Regulations in County Governments: A Case of Embu County

By: Mary Anyango Onyango, Mary Anne Waithira Kiguta, Agnes Wangui Wambugu, Ann Muange, Gladys Mkabane Mbuno, James Adouh Barasa and Joseph Nyerere

Journal of Contemporary Social Sciences and Education


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The Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Act, 2015, operationalizes Article 227 of the Constitution; to provide procedures for efficient public procurement and for assets disposal by public entities; and for connected purposes. With the introduction of devolved system of governance, business pressures are ever increasing and public entities are now faced with persistent public outcry over poor procurement performance. This study scrutinized the factors influencing compliance to procurement laws and regulations in Embu County Government. Across section descriptive research design was applied targeting procurement officers, county directors and accounts staff giving a sample size of 30 respondents. A stratified random sampling procedure was used to overcome the problem of skewed sampling associated with purposive sampling. The research project was guided by research questions based on the variables aforementioned. Data was collected by use of the questionnaire and analysed using Statistical package for Social sciences (SPSS) software to generate frequency tables. Responses were provided in a Likert scale. Statistics were presented in descriptive form supported by frequency counts and percentages. The findings of the study revealed that professional ethics, staff awareness and budgetary allocation influence compliance to procurement laws and regulations. Staff were aware and trained on public procurement and asset disposal Act, 2015. However, they lacked information and training on procurement code of ethics. It is therefore recommended that the County develops, trains staff and institutionalizes procurement code of ethics. Furthermore, budget allocation to various departments should take considerations of pending bill and such bills should be forwarded to County Assembly for budget formulation.

How to cite in APA: Onyango, M. A., Kiguta, M. A. W., Wambugu, A. W., Muange, A., Mbuno, G. M., Barasa, J. A., and Nyerere, J. (2021). Factors Influencing Compliance to Procurement Laws and Regulations in County Governments: A Case of Embu County. Journal of Contemporary Social Sciences and Education, Volume 2, Issue 1, P. 23 – 34.

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Socio-Cultural Factors Affecting Food Security and Nutrition in Kenya: A Case of Embu West Sub County, Embu County

By: Stephen Akuma Aricha, Gerald Gikonyo Githinji, Paul Onyango Owaga, Tobias Julias Okello, Harrison Otieno Ouma, Samuel Lubanga Oronje, Joyce Wambui Njongoro, Phylis Jepchirchir Tobosei, Samuel Ndungu Kungu, Noballa Edwin Anyanga and Laban Musundi

Journal of Contemporary Social Sciences and Education


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Globally, food is the most basic of all human needs. However, FAO fears that global progress in reducing hunger has slowed and leveled off. In Africa, causes of food insecurity and malnutrition are multi-factorial and interlinked. World health organization asserts that the global food price crisis threatens public health and jeopardizes the health of the most disadvantaged groups. Over 80 per cent of the households in the county depend on rain fed agriculture and related activities to achieve food security. Only about 60% of the Kenyan population can be said to be currently food secure. Embu West Sub County has experienced a fall in food production which is a risk of hunger and malnutrition. Therefore, the study was interested in investigating how the socio-cultural factors affect food security and nutrition in Embu West Sub County. This will inform policy formulation in Embu County and Kenya as a whole. The study used a qualitative research design. Purposive sampling technique was used to select the study subjects. Interview schedules were used to collect data. The study found that Khat chewing, alcohol uptake, and FGM had a negative impact on food security and nutrition. The study recommends awareness creation on effects of chewing Khat, alcohol uptake and FGM in Embu West Sub County.

How to cite in APA: Aricha, S. A., Githinji, G. G., Owaga, P. O., Okello, T. J., Ouma, H. O., Oronje, S. L., Njongoro, J. W., Tobosei, P. J., Kungu, S. N., Anyanga, N. E., and Musundi, L. (2021). Socio-cultural factors affecting food security and nutrition in Kenya: a case of Embu West Sub County, Embu County. Journal of Contemporary Social Sciences and Education, Volume 2, Issue 1, P. 15 – 22.

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Activities used by Secondary School Teachers to Address the Menace of Drug and Substance Abuse in Kenya

By: Richard Rono, Isaac Njuguna Kimengi and Felicity Wanjiru Githinji

Journal of Contemporary Social Sciences and Education


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For some decades, students have been given lessons about drugs in schools in belief that education about drugs can change their behavior. There is a social consensus that drugs can be eliminated. The purpose of this study was to look into activities used by teachers at secondary school level to address the menace of drug and substance abuse in selected secondary schools in Kenya. The study was based on social learning theory. The research was conducted in Nandi County schools in Kenya. Twenty-four randomly selected schools out of 235 county schools were engaged in the study. A sample size of 1292 respondents was obtained using purposive and simple random sampling techniques. The participants included Deputy Principals, Counselors, and teachers teaching Life Skills subject, students and Focus Group Discussions. The data instruments utilized included questionnaires and structured interviews. The data collected was analyzed using descriptive statistics, frequency tables and percentages. The findings of this study revealed that drug abuse in schools was a challenge that needed to be addressed by all stake holders in education. Outsiders were found to be secretly selling drugs to students during festivities such as music and games. Teachers and school security officers in most schools did not bother to check on student luggage on arrival during opening and midterms which became an easy leeway of getting drugs into schools. The research findings would be useful to schools, parents, research practitioners and school administration.

How to cite in APA: Rono, R., Kimengi, I. N., and Githinji, F. W. (2021) Activities used by Secondary School Teachers to Address the Menace of Drug and Substance Abuse in Kenya. Journal of Contemporary Social Sciences and Education, Volume 2, Issue 1, P.1-14

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Route to market: Activity recommendations. Distributor business partnership scheme

By: Alfred Kihungi Githinji

Journal of Contemporary Social Sciences and Education


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Kenyans are bracing themselves for hard times ahead because of sky rocketing prices of essential items such as food and fuel prices. This thus would lead to some of the wholesalers and retailers divert funds that were traditionally meant for buying slow moving commodities to buying food and food items such as fast moving commodities. By partnering with distributors and creating partnerships with few selected big distributors who will purchase more volume on a given target thus helping companies reduce Out of stock situations and achieve our end year target. The evaluation criteria includes weekly evaluation against targets will be conducted and report on volume growth from the scheme. Plan of action includes identification of credible big distributors who we will target. Operations implications include anticipated additional volumes will come from the distributors buffer thus need to monitor buffer levels frequently.

How to cite in APA: Githinji, A. K. (2019). Route to market: Activity recommendations. Distributor business partnership scheme. Journal of Contemporary Social Sciences and Education. Vol.1, No 1, P.1-3.

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Evaluation of drought tolerance in some Kenyan bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) at seedling stage

By: Gerald G. Githinji, Miriam Kinyua, Oliver Kiplagat and Rael K. Birithia

Journal of Contemporary Agricultural Practices


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Wheat (Triticum aestivum L) is the second largest contributor to food security in Kenya. However, water deficiency retards plant growth and productivity significantly. With few drought tolerant varieties available, there is need to develop more drought tolerant wheat varieties. Objective of this study was to screen for drought tolerance in the mutant wheat lines at seedling stage. Seeds of two wheat varieties were subjected to gamma radiation at an irradiation dose of 300 gy (gray). The mutants and two local varieties – Chozi and Duma (controls) were sown in polythene bags in a complete randomized design and screened for various seedling traits. Data were analysed using ANOVA and Pearson correlation. Results indicated that Mutant 1 and Mutant 2 had high emergence percentage, emergence index, energy emergence and per cent seedling recovery compared to local varieties Chozi and Duma. Emergency percentage showed a positive correlation with the following parameters; emergence index (r = 0.965); Energy of emergency (r = 0.990) and Percentage seedling recovery (r = 0.941). It was recommended that the mutant wheat be screened for other biotic and abiotic stresses that affect wheat production in Kenya.

How to cite in APA: Githinji, G. G., Kinyua, M., Kiplagat, O., and Birithia, R. K. (2019). Evaluation of drought tolerance in some Kenyan bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) at seedling stage. Journal of Contemporary Agricultural Practices. Vol.1, No 1, P.1-8.

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