Implementation of one stop border post strategy at the Busia border, Kenya
The world has become one big village separated by common borders and exchange of goods and services is rampant. Organizations engaging in cross border trade and international trade must be able to develop and implement plans to take advantage of their changing environment globally. The Busia border is a prime border for the EAC and other neighboring countries in the Kenyan west. The border has been described as hindering trade in the community and notorious for smuggling and corruption by government agencies. This study sought to establish the processes that the One Stop Border Post strategy implementation was pegged on and the challenges that may have been faced. The study collected primary and secondary data which was analysed through content analysis and presented in continuous prose. Primary data was collected through questionnaire administered by an interview guide. The study found that the one stop border post strategy was faced with some difficulties that slowed down by difficulties and numerous challenges stood on the way to successful implementation. It recommends high level involvement and consultations donors and all the government and private stakeholders. Limited time guide, conducting a case study v/s a survey, and public office code of conduct restrictions to give information were the main limitations to the study. Suggestions to further studies are highlighted as; a replica study in other border stations; in areas where different organizations are implementing a common strategy; a survey as well as replica study conducted through interview.