Elizabeth Syombua Mweu, Dr. Faith Ruguru


This main objective of this study was to find out how project leadership influences completion of water projects. The specific objectives of this study were to determine the influence of leadership styles and leadership competency on completion of water projects in Machakos County. The study adopted descriptive survey design and the target population was 210 project managers, project teams and project consultants at the county level, sub county level and ward level of management in Machakos County Kenya. Stratified random sampling was adopted to select a sample size of 97 project managers, project teams and project consultants at the county level, sub county level and ward level of management in Machakos County Kenya. Primary data was collected using structured questionnaires inform of Likert scale. Filled questionnaires were reviewed for completeness and then coded and entered in SPSS. Data analysis involved both descriptive and inferential statistics. The analysed data was presented inform of tables together with associated explanations. The study concludes that leadership style has a positive and significant effect on completion of water projects in Machakos County. The study also concludes that leadership competency has a positive and significant effect on completion of water projects in Machakos County. Based on the findings, this study recommends that project management team in Machakos County should ensure they have in place effective leadership styles to facilitate success of county projects being implemented.

Key Words: Leadership influences, Completion of water projects, Leadership styles, Leadership competency

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