International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Influence of Types of Risks on Performance of Distribution Projects: A Case of Kenya Power and Lighting Company in Nairobi County
Vincent Odhiambo Ouma, Dr. Raphael Nyonje

Management of project risks is recognized as an essential tool in management of projects in an organization, whether profit or non-profit. The general objective of this study was to evaluate the influence of technological and completion risks on the performance of distribution projects by Kenya Power and Lighting Company within Nairobi County. The study was guided by two research objectives which were: to establish the extent to which technological risk influences performance of distribution projects and to determine the influence of completion risk on performance of distribution projects. In order to answer the research questions, the study adopted a descriptive survey design. The participant group for this study consisted of 108 employees of Kenya Power and Lighting Company Limited, engaged in the planning, designing, finance, and execution of distribution projects within Nairobi County. The data collection instrument used in the study was a structured questionnaire. Data was analyzed using quantitative and qualitative methods. The resulting information .was presented descriptively and illustrated by use of tables. The results of the study found that there were challenges in management of completion and technological risks within the organization’s systems. The study recommended Kenya Power and Lighting Company improves management of these risks through enhanced training of supervisors, employment of qualified contractors, improvement of procurement systems and enhancing innovative skills of staff through training from within and without.

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