A London-based company has unveiled a new survey report ranking all the 47 Kenyan governors according to their performance.
In the report compiled between June and August this year by the firm identified as All Africa Advisors, Machakos Governor Dr. Alfred Mutua has been ranked as the best performing county boss.
“Amongst respondents from across the country, Governor Alfred Mutua Ng’ang’a of Machakos County was rated highest,” reads part of the report.
Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya, who is also the Chair of the Council of Governors, is ranked second best.
At third position is Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko followed by Kivutha Kibwana of Makueni and Ali Hassan Joho of Mombasa respectively.
Out of the 47 governors Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu is ranked the last followed closely by Cyprian Awiti of Homa Bay.
Also at the tail end of the list is Amason Kingi of Kilifi, Lamu’s Fahim Twaha and Sospeter Ojaamong of Busia.
According to the London-based firm, the study was conducted through “a self-assessment questionnaire modeled on European Union and NEPAD assessment tools, a field verification and investigation study and a public opinion poll on county performance.”
“We have conducted a study involving reviewing the impact of devolution in Kenya with the support of all the relevant stakeholders, with a view of collecting data from records but also verifying the existence of the projects and their impact on common citizens, as assessed by constituents and across the nation,” said the firm on Tuesday.
The report further indicates that the country is split in half on whether devolution has been successful.
“49% take the view that it has been a failure, as compared to 51% who believe that it has been successful,” says All Africa Advisors.
In conducting the assessment, All Africa Advisors measured the county performance through indicators such as governance, infrastructure, safe water provision, health, housing, food security and investment & manufacturing.
Other indicators included social services, emergency services, urban development, poverty eradication, youth empowerment, women empowerment and investment opportunities in the counties.
Here is the full list.
1. Alfred Mutua – Machakos County
2. Wycliffe Oparanya – Kakamega
3. Mike Sonko – Nairobi county
4. Kivutha Kibwana – Makueni county
5. Hassan Joho – Mombasa
6. Muthomi Njuki – Tharaka Nithi
7. Okoth Obado – Migori
8. James Ongwae – Kisii
9. Joseph Ole Lenku – Kajiado
10. Paul Chepkwony – Kericho
11. Salim Mvurya Mgala – Kwale
12. Charity Ngilu – Kitui
13. Granton Samboja – Taita Taveta
14. Jackson Mandago – Uasin Gishu
15. Josphat Nanok – Turkana
16. Edward Kahiga – Nyeri
17. Lee Kinyanjui – Nakuru
18. Mohammed Abdi Mahamud – Wajir
19. Ali Roba – Mandera
20. Anyang’ Nyong’o – Kisumu
21. Alex Tolgos – Elgeyo Marakwet
22. Ndiritu Muriithi – Laikipia
23. Stanley Kiptis – Baringo
24. Samuel Ole Tunal – Narok
25. Mohammud Ali – Marsabit
26. Mwangi Wa Iria – Murang’a
27. Late Joyce Labose – Bomet
28. Francis Kimemia – Nyandarua
29. Anne Mumbi – Kirinyaga
30. John Lonyangapuo – West Pokot
31. Mohamed Kuti – Isiolo
32. Moses Kasainie Lenolkulal – Samburu
33. Patrick Khaemba – Trans Nzoia
34. Kiraitu Murungi – Meru
35. Stephen Sang – Nandi
36. Dhadho Godhana – Tana River
37. Wilber Ottichillo – Vihiga
38. Ali Korane – Garissa
39. Wycliffe Wangamati – Bungoma
40. Cornel Rasanga – Siaya
41. Martin Wambora – Embu
42. John Nyagarama – Nyamira
43. Amason Kingi – Kilifi
44. Fahim Twaha – Lamu
45. Sospeter Ojaamong – Busia
46. Cyprian Awiti – Homa Bay
47. Ferdinand Waititu – Kiambu