Globally, strategic planning is notedfor its significant contribution towards successful strategy implementation schedule that plays a crucial role in guiding the context and manner of implementing a strategy. Proper strategic planning enables institutions like medical centers to successfully utilize strategic management doctrines that promise increased output and desirable results. The study’s aim is to look at the impact by strategic planning towards employee motivation in level four and five hospitals in Laikipia County. A descriptive study model guided this study. The target population was 308 working staff across level four and five hospitals in Laikipia County. A sample of 174 respondents was derived using Yamane formula. Simple random was employed to access the respondents. Central tendency was measured using mean and standard deviation; inferential statistics included regression and correlation analyses. The study revealed that the influence of strategic planning on employee motivation was statistically significant (r=0.641, r2 = 0.41,p=0.000) in level four and five hospitals in Laikipia County. The findings revealed that strategic planning influence employee motivation. The study may guide strategic planning practices at Level Four and Five hospitals in Laikipia County. The research may also benefit stakeholders within the hospitals in understanding the dynamics of strategic planning. In addition, the study may transfer awareness to policy formulators and key players on identifying the suitability of available change plans.
Key words: Strategic Planning, Employee Motivation