Emmah Bochaberi Mong’are, Dr. Anne-Marie Wairimu Mungai


Sustainability of a project ensures that project benefits are felt for extended periods of time that can justify the economic and social input invested in to the project. Stakeholder engagement plays key role in the development and implementation of projects, and in ensuring the success of projects. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of stakeholder engagement on sustainability of programs in the ministry of labour and social protection, Kiambu County. The study objectives were to establish effect of stakeholder mapping, and communication on sustainability of projects in the ministry of labour and social protection, Kiambu County. The study was guided by stakeholder theory and Communication theory. The study adopted a descriptive survey design. The study targeted the County Social Development Officer (1), Assistant social development officers in every sub-county (9), sub-county Community development extension officers (45), and sub-county Community Health Volunteers (45). The study employed a census to sample all the 100 respondents. The study used questionnaires to collect primary data. The study conducted a pilot with 10 staff representing 10% of the sample size. The study used content and face validity. Reliability was tested using Cronbach’s alpha. Data was analyzed using SPSS Version 28 to generate descriptive and inferential statistics. The pilot findings were presented in Tables. Findings show that; there is a strong significant relationship between stakeholder mapping and program sustainability (r=0.607, p=0.000), and a strong  significant relationship between stakeholder communication and program sustainability (r=0.562, p=0.000). The recommendations are; there is need to map appropriately the value of the stakeholders  in the program which  will help in ensuring that only the stakeholders who add value to the program are considered and program  managers should adopt innovative communication channels that foster fast and effective communication with stakeholders.


Key Words: Stakeholder Engagement, Stakeholder Mapping, Stakeholder Communication, Sustainability, Ministry of Labour and Social Protection, Kiambu County

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