Applying Kingdon’s Multiple Streams Framework in The Establishment of Legal Notice No.161 of 2003 Concerning the Public Service Vehicles in Kenya

19 Pages Posted: 26 May 2020

Date Written: April 28, 2020

Abstract

Purpose – Purpose of article to examine the establishment of the Legal Notice No. 161 of 2003 concerning Public Service Vehicles(PSVs) in Kenya using the Kingdon’s Multiple Streams Framework. This address the scarcity of knowledge on the application of this public policy process theory which was developed for the United States of America.

Design/methodology/approach – The article employs qualitative methods. The underlying assumption of this article is that the selected case of establishment of the Legal Notice No.161. of 2003 provide all the conditions to adequately examine transport policy using the Multiple Streams Framework(MSF) in Kenya. Data were collected from multiple sources, which are well suited for examining a single case. All participants have many years of experiences in public service road transport sub-sector system. This permitted triangulation, can provide a rich source of evidence for the purposes of analysing an institution from various perspectives.

Findings –The article reveal that three main factors that brought Public Service Vehicles(PSV) transport issues into the central government’s agenda encompass problem, policy, and politics. The change champion played the role a policy entrepreneur and combined public management strategies to realize the establishment of legal notice No.161 of 2003 as public policy change.


Research limitations/implications– the Multiple Streams Framework does not offer a comprehensive description and perception of the policy processes. The article fails to articulate the role of core beliefs of two different political formations a coalition and single party. The findings of the study cannot be generalized beyond the case study areas as the study covered.

Practical implications – the article offer crucial policy implications for strengthening public policy making and implementation in Kenya to improve the efficacy of the transport policy.

Originality/Value – The article examines the agenda setting and policy formulation of the Legal Notice No. 161 of 2003 concerning Public Service Vehicles(PSVs) in Kenya using the Kingdon’s Multiple Streams Framework.



Keywords: Multiple Streams Framework, Legal Notice No.161 of 2003, Public Service Vehicles

JEL Classification: F68; G18; P39; Z18

Suggested Citation

Ombagi, Cornelius, Applying Kingdon’s Multiple Streams Framework in The Establishment of Legal Notice No.161 of 2003 Concerning the Public Service Vehicles in Kenya (April 28, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3587282 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3587282

Cornelius Ombagi (Contact Author)

Kenyatta University ( email )

P.O. Box 43844
Nairobi, Nairobi 00100
Kenya

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