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Lutta Ruth Chepkemboi - Student, Master of Public Policy and Administration, Kenyatta University, Kenya

Dr. Daniel Mange Mbirithi - Lecturer, Kenyatta University, Kenya


The goal of this survey was to interrogate the effects of county government management in the implementation of gender mainstreaming. This paper interrogated devolution and its effects and implication it has on politics and constitutional dispensation specifically on gender balancing. The survey was done at Mombasa County, which has appropriate representation of the county government and sufficient resources on the subject of the study. The objective of the survey: to explore the influence of political commitment on the implementation of gender mainstreaming in Mombasa County, to assess the role of policy functionality on the implementation of gender mainstreaming in Mombasa County, and to examine the role of leadership support on the implementation of gender mainstreaming in the government of Mombasa County. This study's target population consisted of 110 employees working in the county government's major sectors the county public service board (CPSB), the county assembly, and the county executive committee ranging from normal cadre staff to department heads. The research used a descriptive design. The critical inquiry into the efficacy of the management measures and policies on gender as well as the implementation of the policies was the focus of descriptive design, which relied heavily on qualitative data. Participants were chosen using purposive and simple random sampling methods. To determine the sample size, the formula described by Kothari research methodologies was applied. For the collection of data, tools used were closed ended questionnaires and interview schedules were used. The questionnaires were used to collect information from the general employees while interview questions collected data from the supervision level. The research applied the quantitative data coding that was then analysed using SPSS (Statistical Package for Social Sciences) and thereafter interpreted by regression analysis. Data representation was tabulated and resulted to findings and recommendations. From the outcomes, the survey noted that a weak but positive correlation between leadership support and implementation of gender mainstreaming. Political commitment was found to have a weak but positive correlation with implementation of gender mainstreaming However, results indicated a higher and positive correlation between policy functionality and implementation of gender mainstreaming. The major recommendations are, that the public sector adopt efficient management approaches that positively influence implementations of gender mainstreaming. The study recommended that public sector organizations should ensure there is leadership support towards policy implementation. In regards to policy functionality, the devolved government should ensure that there is gender balance policy in the sector so that implementation of the gender mainstreaming can be achieved. Finally, constant monitoring and evaluation was recommended from time to time to for continuous improvement.

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