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Title: Factors affecting prosecution of corruption cases by office of the director of public prosecution in Uasin Gishu County, Kenya
Authors: Omwega, Zachary Gitenya
Keywords: Prosecution -- Corruption cases -- Director of public prosecution
Issue Date: Jun-2018
Publisher: Egerton University
Abstract: Corruption and other economic crimes constitute of the major impediments of Kenyan development efforts. All these crimes harm Kenyan economy. This study investigated factors affecting prosecution of corruption cases in Uasin-Gishu County, Kenya. In order to achieve the purpose of this study, three specific research objectives were addressed: establishment of the influence of funding on prosecution of corruption cases, establish the effect of personnel on prosecution of corruption cases, find out role of Information and communication technology affect prosecution of corruption cases in Uasin Gishu County. This study was based on the value chain theory, resource based view and dynamic capabilities theories. The study used purposive sample of 72 respondents of which a response rate of 60 respondents was achieved. Target population consisted of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission investigators, Office of Director of Public Prosecutors, police prosecutors, special magistrates dealing with corruption cases and counsels from the Attorney General Chambers dealing with corruption cases in Uasin Gishu County. The study utilized descriptive research design. Questionnaires were used as the data collection instruments. Data was analysed using descriptive, inferential statistics. Descriptive statistics included frequencies, means, and standard deviations. Inferential statistics included multiple linear correlation and ANOVA. The study found that there was strong correlation between the funding, personnel and Information and Communication Technology components to success of prosecution levels in the country. The regression analysis indicated that a unit increase in personnel aspects led to a 1.189 increase in success of prosecution of corruption cases. In relation to the Information and Communication Technology aspects, a unit increase Information and Communication Technology aspects with other metrics kept constant led to a 0.526 decrease in success of prosecution of corruption cases. On the other hand, a unit increase in funding aspects led to a 0.309 increase in prosecution of corruption cases. Changes on personnel aspects had the highest levels of change in success of prosecution of corruption cases. The study recommends that the Government of Kenya should place an emphasis on the skills of corruption cases investigators, working environment at Office of Director of Public Prosecutors, address the prosecutors’ and corruption cases investigator’s workload, work on retention levels of corruption case investigators and judicial officers, and more use of Information and Communication Technology to lead to effective prosecution of corruption cases.
URI: http://41.89.96.81:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/1719
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