In a recent survey conducted by Infotrak, Trans Nzoia Governor George Natembeya and Homa Bay Governor Gladys Wanga have emerged as the best-performing governors in Kenya, scoring an impressive average of 70 percent each. The survey, known as CountyTrak, covered all 47 counties in the country, involving 290 constituencies and 1,450 wards, with a comprehensive sample size of 58,748 participants. This extensive research aimed to gauge public opinion on the performance of governors across Kenya.
The survey took place between July and September 2023 and included two rounds. The first round involved 36,200 participants, and the second was conducted with an additional 22,500 respondents to ensure that each subcounty had at least 200 respondents for a more comprehensive assessment. The survey’s sampling frames were meticulously designed based on population proportionate to size, guided by census data and demographics.
To evaluate the performance of governors, residents were asked to rate their governors on a 1-10 Likert scale, where a rating of one indicated very poor performance, and a rating of ten signified excellent performance.
Leading the pack, Trans Nzoia Governor George Natembeya and Homa Bay Governor Gladys Wanga both secured the top positions with an impressive average score of 70 percent. Their dedication and commitment to their respective counties have garnered recognition and acclaim from the residents they serve.
Coming in third place is West Pokot Governor Simon Kachapin, who achieved a commendable rating of 67 percent. His leadership in West Pokot has evidently left a positive impact on the lives of his constituents.
Position four in the ranking saw a tie between Simba Arati (Kisii), Irungu Kang’ata (Murang’a), Jeremiah Lomurkai (Turkana), and Mutula Kilonzo (Makueni), all with a substantial score of 64 percent. These governors have demonstrated their dedication to their counties and have received public acknowledgment for their efforts.
Wesley Rotich (Elgeyo Marakwet), Kawira Mwangaza (Meru), and Julius Malombe (Kitui) secured the eighth position, each scoring 63 percent. Their leadership in their respective counties has not gone unnoticed.
Cecily Mbarire (Embu) and Patrick Olentuntu (Narok) were ranked 11th with a commendable 62 percent rating. Their commitment to improving the lives of their constituents has earned them a place among the top-performing governors.
In the 13th position, Anyang Nyong’o (Kisumu), Wavinya Ndeti (Machakos), Muthomi Njuki (Tharaka Nithi), and Mohamed Khalif (Mandera) achieved a solid rating of 61 percent, reaffirming their dedication to their counties.
Jonathan Leleliit (Samburu), Anne Waiguru (Kirinyaga), and Mutahi Kahiga (Nyeri) secured the 17th position with a 59 percent rating. Their contributions to their counties have not gone unnoticed.
Ken Lusaka of Bungoma claimed the 20th position with a strong score of 58 percent, demonstrating his commitment to improving the lives of Bungoma residents.
Mombasa and Kilifi, both from the Coast region, shared the 21st position with a score of 57 percent, reflecting the dedication of their respective governors.
Completing the Top 25
Rounding off the top 25, we find Governors Jonathan Bii (Uasin Gishu), Johnson Sakaja (Nairobi), Wilber Ottichilo (Vihiga), and Fernandes Barasa (Kakamega), each with a solid rating of 56 percent. Their performance in their counties has earned them a spot in the upper echelons of the survey.
The CountyTrak survey by Infotrak provides a comprehensive insight into the performance of governors across Kenya. The results highlight the commitment and dedication of these top-performing governors in their efforts to serve their constituents and improve the quality of life in their respective counties.
As the survey’s extensive research indicates, the residents of Kenya have spoken, acknowledging the outstanding performance of these governors and their contributions to their communities.