Women Leadership and Economic Empowerment in Kajiado County, Kenya


  • Boinett Caroline Cherotich Kenyatta University, Kenya
  • Dr. Jane Njoroge Kenyatta University, Kenya




Women in Leadership, Community Capacity Building, Economic Empowerment, Financial Support Programmes, Income Generating Programs, Policies


Most organizations have been reporting their inability to achieve the set objectives. Several factors have been pointed out to be the major cause. Apart from other external factors such as adequate finance, political goodwill, and a conducive environment, there seem to be other factors related to intergroup cohesion that affect goal achievement. This study was done in Kajiado County, Kenya and it sought to establish Women's Leadership and Economic Empowerment in Kajiado County, Kenya. The study had four objectives, to establish the influence of policies by women in leadership on economic empowerment, to explore the influence of income-generating programs by women in leadership on economic empowerment, to determine the influence of community capacity building by women in leadership on economic empowerment and to examine the influence of financial support programs by women in leadership on economic empowerment in Kajiado County which is categorized as a marginalized County. The study adopted a simple random sampling method and purposive sampling technique to select the sample size. The sample size comprised residents and community members of productive age between 20 years to 59 years and 14 women political leaders of Kajiado County. The study concluded that policies, income-generating activities, capacity-building programs, and financial support programs by women leaders have a positive and significant influence on economic empowerment in Kajiado County. Women's presence in positions of leadership has seen the formulation of policies and programs that address the economic aspects of women. The study recommended that more women should be integrated into leadership positions so that they can contribute and influence decisions, policies, and programs aimed at enhancing the economic empowerment of the community members. This study is expected to be valuable to researchers and scholars. It will also be of significance to policymakers, the government, and international originations as the study will generate findings that can be relied upon to inform future developments on women's empowerment to leadership positions


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How to Cite

Boinett Caroline Cherotich, & Dr. Jane Njoroge. (2022). Women Leadership and Economic Empowerment in Kajiado County, Kenya. International Journal of Advances in Scientific Research and Engineering (IJASRE), ISSN:2454-8006, DOI: 10.31695/IJASRE, 8(6), 25–42. https://doi.org/10.31695/IJASRE.2022.8.6.4