Mike Sonko ranked most improved governor in new survey


Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko at the Blue Economy delegates dinner at the Kenyatta International Convention ...
Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko at the Blue Economy delegates dinner at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) on Sunday, November 26, 2018. PHOTO| MIKE SONKO

In Summary

  • The governor posted an improvement in all thematic areas the poll was based on when compared to his May score card.
  • He scored highest in street lighting (68%) from 62%, maintaining a B grade.
  • In May, after TIFA released county score cards, Kenyans took to social media to criticize governor Sonko's 'dismal'  score.

Nairobi’s Mike Sonko is the most improved Governor according to new survey from Trends and Insights for Africa (TIFA), a research firm.

Sonko who scored a C, posted an improvement from the D+ grade he scored in May this year.

Those who took part in the poll cited better service delivery in the ratings for his performance.

His highest scores was recorded for street lighting with 68per cent, up from from 62per cent a few months ago.

Releasing the poll results on Wednesday, TIFA managing director Kweya Gerry announced that 77 percent of Nairobi residents were however against the governor operating from Machakos county.

Gerry further revealed that 67 percent of the participants said they were comfortable with Sonko operating without a deputy governor while 29percent were of the opposing view.

In the new score card, Kisumu County Governor Anyang’ posted a slight improvement from 56percent to 57percent, which saw him get a C+.

He is the top performing Governor according to the poll.

Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu and Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho tied with a C grade.

TIFA also revealed that 77 percent of Mombasa residents who took part in the poll approved painting of the Central Business District (CBD).

However, 25 percent said the county government should settle painting costs.

According to the survey, sewerage system is still a challenge in both Nairobi and Kisumu counties.

In May, after TIFA released county score cards, Kenyans took to social media to criticise governor Sonko’s ‘dismal’  score.

However, Sonko dismissed the findings saying TIFA had earlier said he wouldn’t clinch the county’s top job.

“ In some poll that was done by Tifa, we were ranked number last. We accept that position, but don’t forget that the same Tifa conducted a poll and said I will not be governor and today I’m standing here as the governor of Nairobi,” an irked Sonko retorted.

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