Gov Mutua Beats Sonko, Joho in Latest Poll

  • A collage of governors Alfred Mutua, Mike Sonko and Ali Hassan Joho of Machakos, Nairobi and Mombasa counties respectively. In a survey by All African Advisors, Mutua emerged the best. File
  • Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua on Tuesday, September 17, beat his colleagues in a recent survey about governors.

    Mutua emerged victorious, as the best performing county executive beating Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya, Nairobi's Mike Sonko, Makueni's Prof. Kivutha Kibwana, and Mombasa's Ali Hassan Joho in that order.

    The poll involved a devolution assessment study by All Africa Advisors, a United Kingdom-based advisory firm. The results of the survey were announced during an event at the Intercontinental Hotel in Nairobi on Tuesday September 17, 2019.

    Pictured is Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua making an address in a past event. He was ranked the best Governor in the country beating 46 others.
    Pictured is Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua making an address in a past event. He was ranked the best Governor in the country beating 46 others.

    The survey conducted between June and August 2019, ranked the governors on basis of development status in their respective counties. 

    Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu was graded as the worst-performing governor by the firm, which specializes in commercial and developmental projects in Africa. 

    It further pointed out that infrastructure development was the topmost priority for most constituents and had the highest impact on satisfaction levels and perception of county government effectiveness. 

    Another survey, released in July, 10, 2019, ranked the top 11 governors in terms of news coverage between October 2018 and June 2019.

    The survey, carried out by Trends and Insights for Africa (TIFA), an African-based full market research company, also provided data relating to the various themes that Kenyans linked to the respective governors.

    The Nairobi governor, topped the rankings in terms of coverage, which was pegged at 28 per cent, with his general themes identified as county politics and county administration.

    His Kiambu counterpart, Ferdinand Waititu, was ranked second at 14 per cent, with the topic of corruption ranking highest under his thematic graph analysis.

    TIFA maintained that the data presented in the charts showed a summary of the coverage of each governor by themes, adding that it did not display tonality (whether the story was positive or negative for the various personalities). 

    Results ranking governors performance. Alfred Mutua emerged the best.
    A screenshot of the results ranking governors performance by All Africa Advisors. Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua emerged the best.