INVESTIGATION INTO THE PERFORMANCE OF PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS IN THE PROVISION OF INFRASTRUCTURE IN KENYA

ABSTRACT
Infrastructure development is one of major roles and responsibility of every government of any nation all around the world. Infrastructure therefore plays a very big role in the growth of economy in a country. It is due to this very reason that the government of Kenya has resolved to the employment of PPPs as models of project financing to meet the growing demand for public infrastructure by the increasingly growing population. The purpose of this study was to investigate the performance of PPPs in the provision of public infrastructure in Kenya. To achieve this goal the study was guided by two objectives including; establishing whether PPPs have achieved their objective in the provision of infrastructure in Kenya and also to establish the causes of failure of PPP models in the provision of infrastructure in Kenya. This study used descriptive survey research design. The sample of this study compost of stakeholders in PPPs includes; government representatives from the concerned ministries, management staff of contracting authorities and project managers of the private partners adding up to 143. A combination of stratified sampling, purposive sampling and simple random sampling was used to ensure representation from the different stake holders constituting the strata and also through which 92 respondents were picked from the population. Primary data was collected through questionnaires that were administered and also through interviews. Data was analyzed and findings were presented through tables, charts and graphs. The study established that the process for Tendering and negotiations for PPP projects is lengthy compared to the traditional procurement method. The study also established that reports concerning the various PPP projects are published by the PPP unit. The study concluded that the procurement process for PPPs as stipulated in the PPP Act, 2013, needs to be reviewed so as to shorten the process.