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John Mburu Kimani - Masters Student, Kenyatta University, Kenya

Edna Moi - Lecturer, Kenyatta University. Kenya


Devolved government is a form of administration that is permitted by Article 6 of the Kenyan Constitution. Its two political and administrative arms, the Legislature, and the Executive, are divided among the 47 counties. Devolution helps to achieve this goal by distributing control, authority, and representation to local levels. The enactment of numerous legislations by Parliament to create the foundations for implementation and adoption has helped to realize the goals of devolution. The healthcare statistics for Kenya offer an unsettling picture due to a lack of medical facilities, staff, equipment, and supplies. In order to receive healthcare, patients may use over-the-counter medications, conventional medical services, or private healthcare facilities, while others may succumb to this circumstance. The purpose of the current study is to identify the variables influencing the provision of medical care services, with particular reference to Lamu County, Kenya. In particular, the study aimed to ascertain how government funding and the degree of service delivery quality affect health care delivery in Lamu County. A descriptive research design was used for this investigation. The 143,920 individuals that comprise the study's target group were both hospitalized patients and hospital-based healthcare workers. To select 399 respondents, a straightforward random sampling approach was used. The necessary sample size was calculated using the Yamane formula and a level of confidence of 95%. The researcher collected data using a semi-structured questionnaire. The researcher used the "Drop and Pick Later" data collection method to allow respondents sufficient time to respond to the study's questions. A pilot study consisting of ten respondents who were not included in the final poll was done. The reliability of the study was determined by calculating Cronbach's alpha, and an alpha of 0.7 or above indicated that the instruments were reliable. A combination of descriptive analysis and content analysis was utilized for analysis of the data collected. Descriptive analysis was used to investigate the quantitative elements, such as the size of the human resource, health facilities, the working hours, and the demographics of the respondents. On the other hand, content analysis was used to examine the theoretical conclusions of the research. The studied data was illustrated using frequency data tables, pie charts, and bar graphs. The study also came to the conclusion that the distribution of resources has a big impact on how well health services are delivered in Kenya. The study recommends that in order to enhance the delivery of healthcare services, both National and County should implement a set of deliberate and proactive processes, rules, and structures that support board size.

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