Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja has been rated among the bottom ten governors in a survey released by Insight Strategist Solution (ISS).
Sakaja was rated number 38 out of 47 Governors in terms of development and approval.
Other governors in the bottoms ten are Wavinya Ndeti of Machakos, Ahmed Abdullahi (Wajir), Mohamud Ali (Marsabit), Andrew Mwadime (Taiata Taveta), Kimani Wamatangi (Kiambu), James Orengo (Siaya), Hillary Barchok (Bomet), Issa Timamy (Lamu) and Jonathan Bii of Uasin-Gishu.
From the survey female governors were rated the best with Embu’s Cecily Mbarire emerging top with 68 percent out of 100.
Others Gladys Wanga,Susan Kihika and Anne Waiguru emerged among the top ten performing governors in terms of development. Three out of the four are first time governors.
The Survey was conducted in all 47 counties between 24th and 26th of August 2023, one year after Governors were sworn into office except for Mombasa and Kakamega counties where elections were postponed.
The survey was designed to establish two key parameters; Governors Development rating and Governors Approval rating used a sample size of 22,093.
Makueni county governor Mutula Kilonzo tops the list of Approval by the electorates at 73.8 percent.
The survey sought to rate governors based on their performance in regards to all devolved functions including agriculture, water,health and Fiscal Management.
On the other hand Governor’s Approval rating sought the respondents feedback on the possibility of re-electing the current Governor in the event of an election during the period of the poll.
The report also assessed the performance of the first time governors and the second term governor’s performance who performed well during the previous survey in 2021.