Stephen Mwendwa Mwendwa Kamene


Access to good and quality weapons is desirable in the military due to the fact that it allows the military personnel to focus on core business which is protection of the territorial integrity of the country. This study sought to establish the influence of e-procurement practices on operational performance of the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF). Specifically, the study sought to determine the influence of e-supplier selection on operational performance of KDF and to establish the influence of e-sourcing on operational performance of the Kenya defence forces. This study used a descriptive research design. The study was conducted in the headquarters of Kenya defense forces at Moi Air Base in Eastleigh, Nairobi. The study targeted staff in the management level. There is a total of 103 management employees comprising of 32 top level officers, 45 middle level officers and 26 senior officers. This study adopted census by focusing on all respondents. This study relied on both primary and secondary data. Primary data was collected through use of semi structured questionnaires. The study also conducted pilot test to test the validity and the reliability of the data collection instrument. The data collection instrument generated both qualitative and quantitative data. The study used both descriptive and inferential statistics for data analysis with the aid of Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS version 25). Descriptive statistics such as mean, standard deviation, frequency and percentages were used in this study. In relation to inferential statistics, the study used correlation analysis. This was used to establish the relationship between the independent and the dependent variables. Data was then presented in a tables, bar charts and pie charts. The study concludes that e-supplier selection has a positive and significant effect on operational performance of Kenya defence forces. The study also concludes that e-sourcing has a positive and significant effect on operational performance of Kenya defence forces. From the results, this study recommends that the ministry of defence should further refine and enhance e-supplier selection methodologies to ensure they align closely with the operational needs and strategic objectives of the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF). In addition, the study recommends that the ministry of defence should foster active engagement and participation from potential bidders by providing clear and comprehensive tender specifications, guidelines, and communication channels.


Key Words; E-Procurement Practices, Operational Performance, E-Supplier Selection and E-Sourcing

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