Strategic planning practices at Kenya National Audit office
Today, organisations in developed and developing countries operate in a more turbulent and complicated environment. Strategic planning in Kenya’s public sector is part of the ongoing Government reform process that began in early 2000. In a deliberate move aimed at enhancing productivity, the Government initiated several reforms in its operations. This study sought to investigate strategic planning practices adopted in KENAO as a player in the public sector. The objective of the study was to determine the strategic planning practices adopted by the KENAO. The study adopted a case study design as it was to give indepth information on the strategic planning practices adopted by the KENAO. In this study, the research narrowed down to strategic planning practices adopted in KENAO. For this study, primary data was collected using interview guides administered to the respondents who were senior management at the corporate level which comprise of; Deputy Auditor Generals and Directors of Audit. Content analysis was used to analyze the data through describing phenomena, classifying it and seeing how the concepts interconnect as indicated by the respondents The study established that KENAO has a strategic plan with a mission, vision and list of core values, it further established the factors that influenced adoption of strategic planning practices, the indicators of proper implementation and the deficiencies in implementation. The study recommends greater participation by all the stakeholders in the implementation process and also proper mechanism to monitor and control the implementation of the strategic plan be put in place.