Ukambani Governors Among The Best Five County Chiefs – Report

Machakos governor Alfred Mutua, Kitui's Charity Ngilu and Makueni's Kivutha Kibwana. [PHOTO/ COURTESY]

Kakamega County boss and COG chair Wycliffe Oparanya is the best performing governor, according to a report by Consortium of Researchers on Governance released last month.

Makueni’s Kivutha Kibwana became second with 86.4 percent followed closely by Kwale’s Salim Mvurya with 84.3 percent.

Machakos’ Alfred Mutua was fourth with 77.6 while Kitui’s Charity Ngilu scored 76.7 to close the top five slots.

Nyeri (Mutahi Kahiga 34.5%), Wajir (Mohamed Abdi 32.6%) and Homabay (Cyprian Awiti 33.1%) competed for the last three slots respectively.

According to the research team leader Charles Mc’Olonde, performance was tested in delivery of devolved government services such as healthcare.

The study also focused on the County Integrated Development Plan (CIPD), budgeting and public participation and the governors’ job approval ratings.

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An initial target of 10,000 respondents was set but 8,014 people were contacted and in the end 6,891 interviewed.

Below is the full list of all the top performing governors in Kenya:

1. Kakamega- Wycliffe Oparanya 88.7%

2. Makueni- Kivutha Kibwana 86.4%

3. Kwale- Salim Mvurya 84.3%

4. Machakos- Alfred Mutua 77.6

5. Kitui- Charity Ngilu 76.7%

6. Kirinyaga- Anne Waiguru 74.8

7. Nyandarua – Francis Kimemia 72.2%

8. Laikipia- Ndiritu Muriithi 71.2%

9. Meru- Kiraitu Murungi 70.7%

10. Turkana- Josephat Nanok 69.4.4%

11. Vihiga- Wilbur Ottichilo 68.8

12. Kisumu- Prof Peter Anyang Nyong’o 67.7

13. Narok- Samuel Tunai 66.0%

14. West Pokot – John Lonyangapuo 66.4%

15. Muranga- Mwangi wa Iria 64.1%

16. Migori – Zacharia Obado 61.7%

17. Kisii – James Ongwae 59.4%

18. Bungoma – Wycliffe Wangamati 58.8%

19. Elgeyo Marakwet – Alex Tolgos 57.9%

20. Mandera – Ali Ibrahim Roba 56.4%

21. Nakuru- Lee Kinyajui 55.7%

22. Nairobi – Mike Sonko 54.5%

23. Mombasa- Ali Hassan Joho 54.0%

24. Kericho – Paul Chepkwony 53.4%

25. Tharaka Nithi – Onesmus Njuki 52.5%

26. Kiambu – Ferdinand Waititu 51.2%

27. Kajiado – Joseph Ole Lenku 50.4%

28. Uasin Gishu- Jackson Mandago 49.9%

29. TransNzoia – Patrick Khaemba 48.1%

30. Kilifi – Amason Kingi 47.7%

31. Marsabit- Mohamud Mohamed Ali 46.7%

32. Isiolo – Mohammed Abdi Kuti 45.2%

33. Nandi- Stephen Sang 44.7%

34. Busia- Sospeter Ojaamong 44.2%

35. Bomet- Joyce Laboso 43.6%

36. Tana River – Dhadho Godhana 42.9%

37. Baringo- Stanley Kiptis 41.1%

38. Samburu – Moses Kasaine Lenolkulal 40.7%

39. Lamu – Fahim Twaha 39.1%

40. Embu – Martin Wambora 38.5%

41. Nyamira- John Nyagarama 38.2%

42. Garissa – Bunow Ali Korane 37.8%

43. Taita Taveta- Granton Samboja 36.6%

44. Siaya – Cornel Rasanga 35.3%

45. Nyeri – Mutahi Kahiga 34.5%

46. Wajir – Mohamed Abdi 32.6%

47. Homabay – Cyprian Awiti 33.1%

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