This study sought to investigate effective communication constraints faced by staff in public universities.
The study location wasin Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST), Kenya. The
study sample involved 152 academic and administrative staff. Stratified random sampling techniques based
on the respondents’ job descriptions were employed. Data collection involved use of questionnaires and
secondary data for example, the University Act of 2007 and the employee survey findings of 2006. Data
was analyzed using descriptive statistics and findings revealed that MMUST staff had experienced
constraints in effectively communicating to other members of staff. The study identified the constraints in
conveying messages citing lack of adequate working equipment and office space