Examining the Impact of Resource Mobilization on the Performance of NHIF in Machakos County Kenya


  • Anne Ngina Munyao Kenyatta University
  • Samuel Maina Kenyatta University


Resource mobilization, Universal Health Coverage, Financing, Performance


Health insurance programs are frequently regarded as noteworthy social advances and significant avenues for industrial expansion. Nevertheless, the task of improving NHIF coverage and performance continues to present challenges, despite the existence of several motivating considerations. Presently, the NHIF provides coverage to around 15.8% of the population in Kenya; or almost 80% of individuals who own some type of health insurance. The performance of the NHIF has been a subject of criticism, despite its extensive coverage. The1main objective1of this1paper is1to1 examine the effects of resource mobilization on the functioning of the NHIF in Machakos County. The study used a descriptive design. The target population consisted of 93 staff of the NHIF from two of its branches and three satellite offices located in Machakos County.  The researchers employed the random stratified sampling procedure to acquire a sample size of 76 participants. Primary data was gathered through the utilization of questionaries. A preliminary investigation was undertaken to evaluate the dependability and accuracy of the research tool. This pilot study involved the participation of nine employees from Machakos County. Moreover, the application of descriptive statistics was employed to calculate the mean deviation.  The findings of the assessment were systematically arranged, succinctly précised, effectively offered, and comprehensively comprehended through the utilization of tables that distinctly illustrate the percentages and frequency. The study established that financing of NHIF in Kenya was majorly based on premium collection, Government budget allocation, tax financing, employer contributions, public-private partnerships, donor funding, and the development of an efficient administration framework. The study concludes that resource mobilization has a positive significant impact on the performance of the NHIF in Machakos County. NHIF should develop a long-term resource mobilization strategy that aligns with the NHIF's strategic goals and objectives.

Author Biographies

Anne Ngina Munyao , Kenyatta University

Strategic Management

Samuel Maina, Kenyatta University

Strategic Management


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How to Cite

Munyao , A. N. ., & Maina, S. . (2023). Examining the Impact of Resource Mobilization on the Performance of NHIF in Machakos County Kenya. Journal of Strategic Management, 3(4), 15–23. Retrieved from https://edinburgjournals.org/journals/index.php/journal-of-strategic-management/article/view/228