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Kidero features nowhere in list of top performing governors

Nairobi county and its governor Evans Kidero missed in the the list of best performing counties in a new survey that measured public perception on the success of devolution.

The respondents, who took part in the survey conducted between last December and February, were asked to assess the performance of their counties in the delivery of services in the key devolved functions such as provision of health services, roads, transport and public works, early childhood education, agriculture and prevention of pollution.

Machakos emerged as the overall winner, with a total  score of 61.5 per cent in the poll. Nairobi county was nowhere in the top ten.

Coming a close second was Bungoma County, with a rating of 60.3 per cent, followed by Vihiga, in third place.

Others that ranked highly among the 47 counties were Bomet, Kwale, Elgeyo Marakwet, Taita-Taveta, Kisii, West Pokot, Kakamega, Kericho, Murang’a, Nandi, Uasin Gishu and Mombasa.

Interestingly, counties led by former top civil servants and individuals with experience in managing public programmes ranked highly in the survey.