Stakeholders Engagement and Water Provision in Arid and Semi-Arid Lands in Kenya

  •  Mohamud Mohamed Gedi    
  •  Michael Ngala    
  •  Leonard Wambua    


With the onset of devolution in Kenya, county governments in Arid and Semi Arid Lands (ASAL) which is least developed and with high poverty index in the Country had a chance to correct the situation since devolution provided an opportunity for enhanced community participation,planning and ownership of projects. The purpose of this study was to establish the influence of stakeholders’ engagement on water provision in Arid and Semi-Arid Lands in Kenya. The study used positivism research orientation. Cross- sectional survey research design was adopted. The target population entailed the 113 sub-counties in ASAL where a sample of 89 sub-counties was targeted. Questionnaire was used in collecting primary data. Secondary data collection was done via desk study. Data collected was first checked on the level of response before actual data analysis was undertaken using IBM SPSS version 24, Microsoft Excel and MS Word. Content analysis was adopted in analysing qualitative data while quantitative data analysis entailed computing descriptive statistics (frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation); and inferential statistics (correlation analysis, analysis of variance and regression analysis). Stakeholders’ engagement was found to have significantly effect on provision of water services. All the parameters of water provision were found to have improved as a result of stakeholders’ engagement.

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