A synchronic analysis of the phonological Processes of the Gikuyu vowel system

Our study covers the phonological processes that involve vowels III Gikiiyii using the natural generative phonology framework. Chapter one has the research proposal which constitutes the background to the language under study, the statement or the pro blcm, the objectives, the hypotheses. relevant literature review, the theoretical framework, rationule for the study and the methodology which was used in the elicitation of the data. Chapter two dwells 011 the background to G1kGyG phonology and morphology.

Corporate performance and management compensation: An empirical investigation of public companies in Kenya.

Agency theory regards management compensation as the main means of aligning the interest of shareholders and management to ensure sustained value creation to shareholders. To explore this argument, this study examined the components of management compensation and the associated proportions as well as the relationship between management compensation, performance and sales using a sample of 41 public companies for the period 1994 - 1998. Return on Assets and Return on Equity were used to proxy performance.

Influence of women participation on sustainability of self help projects in Rongo District Migori County, Kenya

This study seeks to find the influence of women participation on the sustainability of self help projects. The objectives of the study determine the extent to which he level of education, access to resources, social factors and communication influence the sustainability of self help groups. The study took the form of descriptive survey. Data collection was done using questionnaire. The target population was 945 which was the total number of self help group members in the district. The researcher chose a sample of95 which was 10% of the total population.

Determinants of interest rate spreads in Kenya

This paper primarily provides an econometric analysis of the macroeconomic and industryspecific factors that influence the behaviour of the ex-post interest rate spreads of commercial banks in Kenya over the last decade. A panel data estimation is carried out on the assumption that banks are profit maximizers and thus derives a condition for bank intermediation spread.

The effect of structural adjustment programmes on the university education sector in Kenya

Structural Adjustment Programmes (SAPs) as propagated by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank in the 1980s in Kenya occurred against a background of the country's declining economic performance, which increased poverty levels. The SAPs further contributed to economic recession resulting in the Government reducing per capita expenditure on education among other social services. The result was the introduction of cost sharing at all levels of education in Kenya.

The effect of asset liability management on the liquidity risk of commercial banks in Kenya

Liquidity is an important determinant of financial distress. The objective of liquidity management thus is to ensure that banks are able to meet in full all their financial obligations as they fall due. Banks liquidity is directly affected by asset liability management decisions in the management of the balance sheet of commercial banks.

The Effect of Asset Diversification on the Financial Performance Of Commercial Banks in Kenya

The main goal is to banks is making profits from different types of assets. However, some of these assets can be non-productive in terms of generating income directly. Investors need to categorize investments in divisions of each asset group that can have varied performances in varying market conditions and they need to examine the past history and projected outlook in terms of risk, return and correlation of each of those investments. Commercial Banks have embarked on diversify their assets aimed at increasing their income sources.

Influence of consumer attitudes on the uptake of credit cards by customers of commercial banks within Kitengela township

In the last decade the Banking industry in Kenya has been carrying out campaigns to encourage adoption of plastic money. This has seen a remarkable uptake of plastic money like debit cards. However credit cards uptake has lagged behind. This formed the backbone of this study. The objective of the study was to determine the influence of consumer attitudes on the uptake of credit cards by customers of commercial banks within Kitengela Township. The study applied descriptive research design.

Factors influencing students’ choice of public universities in western Kenya region. A case of university of Nairobi and Kibabii university

University choice is a complicated process and involves a wide range of individuals including high school students, family members, university administrators and public policy makers. Understanding why and how potential candidates seek University education and determining which factors affect their choices is an important area of study. The purpose of the study was to investigate the factors influencing student’s choice of Public Universities in western Kenya region. A case of University of Nairobi and Kibabii University.

Responses of Savings and Credit Co-operative Societies (SACCOs) to the challenges of competition in the Kenyan financial sector: the case of Saccos in Eldoret

Economic and political reforms are sweeping the whole world affecting all nations. In Kenya these reforms have created fundamental changes in the environment in which firms operate. An obvious manifestation of such changes is the liberalization of trade. Such liberalization has meant that SACCOs in Eldoret have to contend with unbearable competitive pressures from the resilient global companies. The study set out to document the responses adapted by Savings and Credit Cooperatives (SACCOS) to challenges of competition in the Kenyan financial sector.

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