This study sought to investigate the influence of institutional pressures on strategy implementation in public secondary schools in the four selected counties in Kenya. The target population was all the public secondary
schools in the counties of Meru, Embu, Tharaka Nithi and Isiolo. The Slovin’s formula yielded a sample size of 250
secondary schools from the target population of 672. Data was collected from the sampled schools using a closed ended questionnaire.
The results indicate that schools rated themselves moderately high in strategy implementation success, (mean = 3.50, Sd = .46). Further, the schools rated the strength of the institutional pressures they experienced as moderate (mean = 3.39, Sd = .40). Spearman’s rank correlation analysis showed moderate, positive and a statistically significant relationship between institutional pressures and strategy implementation in public secondary schools in Kenya (ρ = .476,