The impact of civic education in the management of constituency development fund: a case study of Gatanga Constituency
This study used pnmary data to investigate the impact of civic education in the management of Constituency Development Funds: A case study of Gatanga Constituency. Much has been researched on about Constituency Development Funds in Kenya and its management but not so much has also been researched with regard to the role of civic education towards people's participation in the management of this fund, to actively take part in their own local community development processes. The study sought to understand what impact civic education has had with regard to the management of Constituency Development Fund, specifically people's participation in identification, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the community development projects in the study area. The study utilised an exploratory research method and descriptive research method in the form of a case study guided by research questions to achieve the objectives of the study. The use of questionnaires and interviews were used to facilitate in-depth analysis of the variables and study population. Results from the descriptive analysis show that the role of civic education is very significant in the management of the Constituency Development Funds and suggests recommendations that are vital if current and future civic education sessions are to have a positive impact in imparting civic knowledge and skills to its beneficiaries in the country.