Evaluation of Factors Affecting Road Maintenance in Kenyan Counties Using the Ordinal Priority Approach
Keywords:ordinal priority approach, road maintenance, county, Kenya
Improving Kenya's complete road network has been used to alleviate poverty and achieve the Vision 2030 goals. Roads enhance all areas of social development, including demand for and access to information, health, and education, in addition to poverty alleviation. However, the majority of Kenyan highways are plagued by a variety of maintenance concerns. This study aims to rank counties according to critical severity based on factors affecting road maintenance using an Ordinal Priority Approach (OPA). Five challenges that could have an impact on road maintenance were looked at from the views of three decision-makers. The results of the study show
that road materials are the least challenging aspect affecting road maintenance performance, while procurement practices are the most problematic. The studies also revealed that Nairobi County is most affected by these factors, whereas Nakuru County is least affected. In light of the findings, recommendations were made to assist both the government and the road sectors in dealing with
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