Kevin Ogonji Muluka, Clive Malietso Mukanzi, Samson Nyang’au Paul


Stakeholder management significantly improves the probability of projects being successfully implemented. Cases of project failure associated to  poor  stakeholder management practices continue to be reported despite many studies highlighting areas that have been weighed and found wanting. Various studies have made various recommendations but improvements with regards to institutionalizing  best stakeholder management practices appear to be insignificant especially in the public sector. This study sought to establish how stakeholder management influences success of DLP in Western Kenya. The study adopted a descriptive survey, correlational and cross-sectional survey design. The study population comprised of 31,460 members of Board of Management under Ministry of Education in Western Kenya counties of Kakamega, Bungoma, Busia and Vihiga. Stratified random sampling design was used to select 380 respondents from the four counties. Primary data was collected using self-administered questionnaires. Data processed using descriptive analysis and multiple regression analysis was done using Statistical Package of Social Science (SPSS) Version 20. The composite mean for Stakeholder Management of the board of management for public primary schools in Western Kenya was 3.9335 and standard deviation of 0.6868. This is an indication that the board of management  of various schools agreed that stakeholder management practices were considerably effective in  enhancing the success of Digital Literacy Programme in public primary schools in Western Kenya. Stakeholder management and project success of Digital Literacy Programme had a correlation of r= 0.574 with a  p-value = 0.000<0.05; indicating that there was a statistically significant positive relationship between the variables. The R-squared value for the study was 0.330 which indicates that 33% of the variability in the success of Digital Literacy Programme could be accounted for by Stakeholder management. The ANOVA results was: F (1, 347) =170.547, P = 0.000< 0.05, indicating that Stakeholder Management influenced the Success of Digital Literacy Programme in Western Kenya. The study concluded that stakeholder management practice is important for the success of Digital Literacy Programme in public primary schools; the study therefore recommends the continuous application of stakeholder management practices by board of management in public primary schools to enhance the success of projects.

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