International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Factors Influencing Operational Performance of Wanjii Power Station Upgrade in KenGen, Murang’a County, Kenya
Giorgio Ndirangu Kariuki, Charles OdongoOmwanza

There has been power shortage in Africa and supplying electricity based on demand has not yet been met. The cost of generating electricity has been on rise resulting to high cost of energy forcing the government to subsidize. The study sought toexamine the factors influencing operating performance of Wanjii power station in KenGen, Murang’a County, Kenya. The study used a descriptive survey research design. A sample size of ninety-three respondents was incorporated. Simple random sampling technique was used to select respondents. Questionnaire was used to collect primary data. It was piloted before actual study to improve the validity and reliability of the research instrument. The data collected was analyzed quantitatively and qualitatively. Data was presented using frequency distribution tables and measures of central tendency. A multi-regression analysis was conducted to establish the relationship between variables and the level of significance. The study noted that leadership, resources, project monitoring and evaluation positively influenced operational performance of the Wanjii power station of KenGen.

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