Stephen Mungai Kimani, Dr. John Achuora


Kenya loses billions of taxpayers’ money to improper procurement process, specifically poor contract administration. This calls for the pressing need to make appropriate policies and decisions to save the situation. The study helped unearth the influence of Contract Management Imperatives on performance of State Corporations in Nairobi City County, Kenya. The study was guided by the following objectives: to examine the influence management strategy, monitoring and evaluation on performance of State Corporations in Nairobi City County, Kenya. This study employed descriptive research design. The study reviewed both theoretical and empirical literature and then proposed the research methodology that addressed the gaps identified in literature as well as to validate the statistical hypotheses. The study preferred this method because it allows an in-depth study of the subject. The target population was all the 187 State Corporations in Nairobi City County, Kenya. Questionnaires were administered to collect qualitative and quantitative data from a sample of 127 heads of procurement, who were selected using simple random sampling, from the four strata. After data collection, quantitative data was coded using Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS). Data was analyzed through descriptive statistical methods such as means, standard deviation, frequencies and percentage. Inferential analyses were used in relation to correlation analysis and regression analysis to test the relationship between the four explanatory variables and the explained variable. The response rate of the study was 82%. The findings of the study indicated that management strategy, monitoring and evaluation have a positive relationship with performance of State Corporations in Nairobi City County, Kenya. Finally, the study recommended that public institutions should embrace Contract Management Imperatives so as to improve performance and further researches should to be carried out in other public institutions to find out if the same results can be obtained.

Key Words: Contract Management Imperatives, management strategy, monitoring and evaluation, performance, State Corporations 

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