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INFLUENCE OF PROCUREMENT PROCESS ON PERFORMANCE OF CONSTITUENCY DEVELOPMENT FUND PROJECTS IN MARAKWET EAST CONSTITUENCY IN KENYA


Kinyua Mary

Masters Student, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya

Dr. Kennedy O. Ogollah

Lecturer, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya


ABSTRACT

Marakwet East Constituency, Rongo, Ikolomani and Hamisi were ranked as worst constituencies among the surveyed constituencies in the management for CDF funds, with Sh58.9 million of the Sh72.5 (81.2% of funds) allocated for Marakwet East Constituency having been mismanaged. This research will be carried out to assess the influence of procurement process on performance of constituency development fund projects with reference to Marakwet East Constituency. The specific objectives of the study were; to find out the effect of accountability on performance of constituency development fund projects, to analyze the effect of integrity on performance of constituency development fund projects, to assess the effect of responsiveness on performance of constituency development fund projects, and to establish the effect of transparency on performance of constituency development fund projects. The study is of benefit to the Marakwet East Constituency, Government of Kenya and other researchers. Secondary data was collected from Marakwet East Constituency reports, Magazines, and other relevant materials. Responses in the questionnaires was then tabulated, coded and processed by use of a computer programme - Statistical package for Social Science (SPSS) version 21 to analyze the data. Descriptive statistics such as mean and standard deviation were used. Tables, pie charts, and graphs were used to present responses and facilitate comparison.  The study found out that majority of the respondents indicated that accountability of management influence procurement process to a very high extent .The study concludes that accountability of management influence procurement process and that management accountability influence the procurement process to a very high extent. Finally the study recommends that procurement practice should be responsive to aspirations, expectations and needs of the target society.


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