Government Regulation and Sustainability of Kenya’s Insurance Companies

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Show simple item record Kitaka, Johannes Mwangangi Kiragu, David Ndung'u Marwa, Simmy Mwita 2019-02-11T08:58:51Z 2019-02-11T08:58:51Z 2019-02
dc.identifier.issn 2518-4113
dc.description.abstract Purpose: The study investigated government regulation and sustainability of Kenya’s insurance companies. Methodology: The study adopted the positivist research philosophy and employed a descriptive research design. The target population of the study was the 51 insurance companies registered by the Insurance Regulatory Authority (IRA) of Kenya as at 31st December 2016. The study took a proportionate sample of 30 companies from 10 life, 15 general and 5 composite companies. The primary data collection was through a structured questionnaire with closed questions. A pilot study was carried out before questionnaire distribution, which ensured the research instrument validity and reliability, before distribution through both hand delivery and email, followed by a telephone call to the respondents and a research assistant later visiting the respondents to collect the filled questionnaires. The raw data was cleaned, edited, coded and analyzed to generate descriptive statistics of ANOVA and T-test and inferential statistics of mean, standard deviation and frequencies, while secondary data was collected using data collection sheets. Study Findings: The findings showed that there is a moderating effect of government regulation on drivers of sustainability of insurance companies in Kenya. While there was positive and significant effect of government regulation on capital adequacy, management capability and sensitivity to risk, government regulation had no moderation on asset quality as management of other variables of management quality, capital adequacy and risk sensitivity would address the quality of capital. Unique Contribution: The study recommends that IRA opens up the RBC measurement tool to bring in sustainability and management indices. Further, IRA should review regulation to support the insurance companies to enhance innovation and customer service delivery, which are key for growth, and sustainability of the various insurance companies in the country. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher International Journal of Finance and Accounting en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 4;Issue paper 1
dc.subject Government regulation, performance sustainability, insurance companies en_US
dc.title Government Regulation and Sustainability of Kenya’s Insurance Companies en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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