International Journal of Applied Science and Technology

ISSN 2221-0997 (Print), 2221-1004 (Online) 10.30845/ijast

Awareness as a Determinant of Compliance with Environmental Regulations by Micro and Small Enterprises in the Manufacturing Sector in Nairobi, Kenya
Jane Gacoga Mputhia, Elegwa Mukulu, Joseph Keriko

This article is based on a study that examined awareness of environmental regulations as a determinant of compliance with environmental regulations by micro and small enterprises in the manufacturing sector in Nairobi City, Kenya. Considering that Kenya’s economy is natural resource-based, environmental regulations compliance by this sector could lead to several benefits including increased productivity, creation of more jobs, cleaner environment, and healthier workplaces amongst other benefits. The study adopted a mixed design approach. The target population was 358 MSEs from which a sample of 10% (36 MSEs) was selected by stratified random sampling. Data was collected by administration of questionnaires supplemented by interviews and observation schedule. The study established that awareness of environmental regulations influenced compliance with environmental regulations. The study recommended that the National Environment Management Authority and other stakeholders should increase outreach to the MSEs to make them aware of the benefits of environmental regulations compliance.

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