European Journals of Business Management

INFLUENCE OF ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURES ON THE QUALITY OF LAW ENFORCEMENT IN KENYA

INFLUENCE OF ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURES ON THE QUALITY OF LAW ENFORCEMENT IN KENYA

Kamau Catherine Naomi.

Student

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology

P.O.Box 62000-00200 City Square

Prof. Romanus Odhiambo

Lecturer

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology

P.O.Box 62000-00200 City Square

Dr. Makori Moronge

Lecturer

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology

P.O.Box 62000-00200 City Square

Dr. Wario Guyo

Lecturer

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology

P.O.Box 62000-00200 City Square

CITATION: Kamau, C., N., Odhiambo, R., Moronge, M., Guyo, W. (2016). Influence of Administrative Structures On the Quality of Law Enforcement in Kenya. European Journal of Business Management. Vol. 5 (10) pp 19 – 31.

ABSTRACT

The central problem of this study is that despite the many government initiatives towards improving security in the country, actual law enforcement has been declining in the country Influences to this low quality of law enforcement in the country have not been investigated nor understood, thus hindering effective and efficient law enforcement by the security officers in the law enforcement agency Kenya police service, who are mandated with law enforcement in the country. The consideration of the relationship between Administrative structures as the independent variable in this study and the quality of law enforcement as the dependent variable was sought. The purpose of this study was to determine the influence of Administrative structures on the quality of law enforcement in Kenya. The unit of analysis was the Kenya police. Service. The study used a descriptive survey design that was cross-sectional with the list of the Administrative officers of the Kenya police service as the sampling frame. The questionnaire and an interview guide were used to gather relevant information from the respondents. Data collected was analysed using both the descriptive and inferential statistics. The study established that Administrative structures have a positive significant influence on the quality of law enforcement in Kenya. Thestudy recommended that the Kenya police service should embrace sound Administrative structure where leadership is effective and not influenced by politics, operational independence and good Human resource practices for quality law enforcement in the country.

Key words: Quality law enforcement, Administrative structures, police service, Influence

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