IJSRP, Volume 6, Issue 10, October 2016 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Cleophas Ndiege Kaseya, Dr. Ephantus Kihonge
The study was conceptualized with a view to addressing the following objectives: to assess the extent to which civic education influence public participation in County Governments; to assess the extent to which the provision of financial incentives influence public participation in County Governments and to assess the extent to which scheduling of forums affect public participation in County Governments. The study employed a survey design with a sample size of 240 beneficiaries, and 10 representatives of the government and civil society organizations. The sampling procedure used was purposive sampling technique. The study instruments used were questionnaires. For validity and reliability of the research instruments pilot study and test-retest were used. The data was coded and entered into Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) software version 20.From the findings of the study it was evident that civic education plays a major role on the effectiveness of public participation in the County Government.