INFLUENCE OF WORKING ENVIRONMENT ON ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE IN THE KENYA POLICE SERVICE

Fredrick Mwirigi, Abel Moguche, Eunice Kirimi

Abstract


Police service employees are extremely crucial to the country since their value is essentially intangible and not easily replicated. Kenya police service employees have been complaining of career growth and opportunity, better compensation, structured induction programs, performance management tools, equitable compensation packages, job satisfaction and good leadership skills were found to influence their decision to stay with their current employer. The objective of this study was to establish the influence of working environment on organizational performance in the Kenya Police Service. The study was carried out in the police services using Lakipia Police Divisional Headquarters. The study adopted a descriptive survey research design. The target population of the study was 86 disciplined uniformed officers who work in the Laikipia Police Division headquarters. The researcher conducted a census of all the respondents from the Laikipia Police Division headquarter. Descriptive statistics which includes frequencies and percentages were used to analyze data. The study used Pearson correlation analysis to test the hypothesis and the p-value from test statistic. The study concludes that working environment is one of the key issues in the world’s Kenya police service. The study recommends that the governments should ensure that police officers are given proper working tools and equipment to improve their performance. The police department should professionally come up with a practical scheme of service and policies that ensures that there is no conflicting policies in the police organization structure. 

 

JEL: J81, D23

 

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influence, organizational performance, Kenya police service

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