International Journal of Professional Practice <p>The International Journal of Professional Practice (The IJPP) is an interdisciplinary journal published by Kenya Methodist University and dedicated to the publication of research articles, perspectives and commentaries related to social and economic life as well as innovation. The IJPP publishes articles from scholars globally and irrespective of country of origin, institutional affiliation, race, color, gender or creed. Articles published in The IJPP are blind peer-reviewed to ensure that their content is suitable for publication. IJPP is a multidisciplinary journal that has come of age.</p> <p><strong>ISSN:</strong> <strong><a href="">2790-9468</a></strong></p> en-US <p>I/We agree to transfer the copyright of this manuscript to the <strong><em>International Journal of Professional&nbsp;</em></strong><strong><em>Practice (The IJPP) </em></strong>in the event that the manuscript is published in the Journal.</p> <p>&nbsp;I/We give the undersigned authors of the manuscript have made the following declaration:</p> <p><em>(a)&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; That I/We have made substantial contribution during the conception and design, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of the data,</em></p> <p><em>(b)&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; That I/We have participated in drafting the article or revising it critically for important&nbsp;</em><em>intellectual content,</em></p> <p><em>(c)&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; That I/We have read and confirm the content of the manuscript and have agreed to it,</em></p> <p><em>(d)&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; That I/We have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content of the paper,</em></p> <p><em>(e)&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; That I/We give guarantee that the content of the manuscript is original, and has not beenv</em><em>published elsewhere and is not currently being considered for publication by another&nbsp;</em><em>journal.</em></p> (Prof. Paul Maku Gichohi) (Daniel Kerandi) Fri, 04 Nov 2022 13:42:27 +0000 OJS 60 Social Media Use and the Level of Marital Satisfaction among Couples in MCK Nkubu Synod, Meru County in Kenya <p>Marital satisfaction is an indicator of the health and quality of a marriage. Communication is expected to enhance cohesion among married couples. The use of technology, such as social media, is expected to enhance communication among married couples and contribute to marital satisfaction. Notably, the use of mobile devices in accessing social networking sites has enabled increased social interactions with people worldwide. However, excessive use of social media has been associated with adverse effects such as disengagement and distress in marriages. The purpose of the study was to assess how mobile device use affects couples' marital satisfaction levels in MCK Nkubu Synod. The specific objective of the study was to examine the influence of social media use on marital satisfaction among couples in MCK Nkubu Synod, Meru County, in Kenya. The study adopted the explanatory research design. Participants were 369 couples, six superintendent ministers and six clergy members. They were selected using simple random and stratified sampling techniques. Validated interviews, questionnaires and focused group discussions were utilized in collecting data. Percentages and means were computed using SPSS. Correlations analysis was used to test the relationship, while themes were noted from qualitative data. Marital dissatisfaction was evident among married couples in MCK Nkubu Synod. The use of social media use was high among married couples and was significantly influencing the level of marital satisfaction. Among other things, it was affecting cohesion, communication and quality of time married couples were spending together, hence, causing spousal distress. The study recommended the need for pastors to establish professional marriage counselling programs for married couples. The training curriculum for married couples should include social media use owing to its adverse effects on marital satisfaction.</p> Catherine Kagwiria Mutua, Rebecca Wachira, Peter Mwiti Copyright (c) 2022 International Journal of Professional Practice Sun, 20 Nov 2022 00:00:00 +0000 Street Children Rehabilitation and Reintegration Experience <p>Reuniting the street children with their caregivers or enabling them to start a new life independently is one of the best sustainable ways of dealing with the street children menace. This study sought to investigate how the rehabilitation programs influence the adaption process of former street children and the challenges affecting the process. This study used the mixed-method approach, through which quantitative and qualitative data were collected and analysed separately but discussed together. Data was collected from former street children, social workers, and parents or guardians. The data was collected using a questionnaire, interview schedule, and focus group discussions considering all ethical issues. The quantitative data were analysed using SPSS version 25, and the qualitative data were analysed thematically. The study established that most of the respondents were adapting well and were very happy to have been accepted by their families despite the fact that some were struggling to get basic needs. Inadequate resources back home were identified as the main challenge in adapting. Other challenges mentioned included abuse and neglect by parents and guardians and a lack of job opportunities, particularly after vocational training. The study recommends more investments to uplift the parents' living standards and scholarships to support the school-going, reintegrated street children.</p> Maureen Makau Mwende, Dr. Taji, Dr. Sibuor Copyright (c) 2022 International Journal of Professional Practice Fri, 04 Nov 2022 00:00:00 +0000 Jesus’ Political Involvement and Its implications to the Church in Kenya <p>Christ’s political involvement throughout His life on earth and in His ministry is a model example for the Church in Kenya to emulate in their endeavour to influence the politics of the day. Jesus was affected by the politics of His day right from his birth up to His ministry later on. In his ministry, Jesus Christ healed the sick, fed the hungry, delivered the oppressed and challenged those in political power. The study aimed to examine how Jesus was involved in politics of his day; to investigate the place of the church in politics; and to determine whether the modern day church is following the example of Jesus Christ in its involvement in politics. The study examined secondary data from the library sources. Primary data was collected from 40 senior ordained clergy purposively selected from the Methodist church in Kenya. They comprised superintendent Ministers and Bishops. The data was collected through open ended questionnaires and interviews. Data analysis process involved mixed method approaches, where it was analyzed both qualitatively and quantitatively. Qualitative data was analyzed through themes and patterns, while quantitative data was analyzed through the statistical package for the social sciences (SPSS) version 23 for descriptive statistics such as frequency distributions and percentages. The data obtained was grouped in themes consistent to the study objectives, analysed and conclusions made. The study concluded that there is a close relationship between the church and politics. The study recommends that the Church in Kenya becomes more deliberate in its engagement in politics by emulating Jesus Christ who is the model. Further, the Church needs to be prepared to be persecuted and crucified by the political class just like Christ was.</p> Mary Kinoti Copyright (c) 2022 Mon, 21 Nov 2022 00:00:00 +0000