Influence of rural electrification projects on household connectivity in Nandi county: a case of Kenya power projects.
This study aimed at investigating the influence of rural electrification projects on household connectivity in Nandi County. Rural electrification development which can be sustained cannot be possible in today‘s society which is complex in such a challenging environment, without the attainment of effective learning and business support capabilities (Williams, 1998). This study adopted a descriptive survey design. Questionnaire, interview schedule and content analysis were used as the main instruments of data collection and analysis for this study. The questionnaire consisted of both open-ended and closed-ended questions and therefore both qualitative and quantitative data were collected for the study. Cronbach Alpha was tested to find out the reliability coefficient of the research instruments. A total of 1080 households were targeted. Morgan and Krejcie table was used to obtain the sample size of 278. The response rate was 73% from the total 278 sample and was deemed satisfactory. The study adopted both qualitative and quantitative analysis. Findings indicated that project design, connection cost and sensitizing greatly influences household connectivity whereas project implementation slightly influences household connectivity. Data for this study was analyzed both descriptively and inferentially with the help of SPSS v 16.0 computer package. Parametric and non-parametric correlation coefficient was computed to establish significance levels of relationships that exist between the variables of the study. The relationship was calculated at 0.05 level of significance and at 95% level of confidence. The findings of this study were presented in form of tables.