Strategy implementation and challenges at Limuru constituency development fund in Kenya
Thompson and Strictland (1998) argue about what has to be done internally to ensure target results are achieved within the targeted framework of time. The CDF must successfully implement its strategic plans. This is because CDF occupies a strategic position in financing of development projects at the constituency level with the aim of poverty eradication. Besides being a statutory requirement , the CDF Limuru has embraced the strategic plan implementation as a management tool to enable it achieve its core objectives. The study sought to find out how the CDF is implementing as a management tool to enable it achieve its core objectives. The study sought to find how the CDF is implementing its strategic plans and the challenges encountered in its pursuit. Data was collected from the CDF management by use of an interview guide. The main aim of interviewing this team was that they were responsible for the formulation and formulation of the Strategic plan thus considered as having the relevant information for the study. Content analysis was used to derive information from the collected data. The Implementation process was found to be very challenging thus management is keen to see its success. The findings indicate the implementation process was participatory. Management is working on modalities of sensitizing all staff on the need owning the strategic plan to ensure its success. It was revealed from the findings that the challenges as inhibiting the strategic plan implementation were powerful stakeholders, financial and technological challenges. A bigger scenario of challenges include political climate and political violence like previously witnessed in 2007.Any Organization should expect challenges when implementing strategy Kiplanga (2009), Musyoka (2011), Mutuku (2011). The challenges faced during strategy implementation phase can be a result of number of factors both internal and external to the organization and will depend on strategy, type of organization and prevailing circumstances: organization implementing strategy .The study was limited by the fact that the researchers having adopted a case study design make it difficult to generalize the findings. The study was limited by time this means that intense exposure to the subject variable may have been constrained analysis cannot be interfered to another organization. Similar studies involving operational staff be carried out to get their insight in regards to strategy implementation. The reason being they are directly involved in execution. It would be important to evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of the implementation process against the set targets.