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Volume 9, Issue 5, October 2020, Page: 195-211
Security Preparedness and Organizational Operations in Laikipia County, Kenya
Murithi Lawrence Muthee, School of Diplomacy and Peace Studies, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya
Philip Wambua Peter, School of Business, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya
Received: Sep. 14, 2020;       Accepted: Oct. 6, 2020;       Published: Oct. 22, 2020
DOI: 10.11648/j.ss.20200905.19      View  62      Downloads  17
Abstract
The aim of the study was to establish how availability of closed circuit television, security services, firefighting equipment and medical facilities contributed to organizational operations. Descriptive research was adopted in the study to identify how organizational operations are affected by security preparedness. The study targeted a population of one thousand one hundred respondents comprising of business owners, heads of institutions, security operatives and clients out of which a sample size of one hundred and ten respondents was selected. The study collected both primary and secondary data using semi-structured questionnaire and reviewed empirical and theoretical literatures respectively. The collected data was analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) and presented in pie charts, bar charts and graphs. Pilot testing of the instruments was conducted to ascertain their reliability. The study findings indicated that there is a positive and important relationship between CCTV and organizational operations. Likewise, there was a positively significant correlation between security service personnel and organizational operations. The effect of firefighting equipment on organizational operations was moderate according to the study findings. Additionally, the study found out that the influence of medical facilities on organizational operations was moderate. The study recommends an increase of CCTV coverage within Nanyuki, modernization of firefighting equipment, standardized operating procedures for security service providers and an evaluation of preparedness of medical facilities within Nanyuki town on the ability for mass casualty response.
Keywords
Security, Preparedness, Organizational, Operations
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Murithi Lawrence Muthee, Philip Wambua Peter, Security Preparedness and Organizational Operations in Laikipia County, Kenya, Social Sciences. Vol. 9, No. 5, 2020, pp. 195-211. doi: 10.11648/j.ss.20200905.19
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