Bungoma’s Wycliffe Wangamati Among the Worst Performing Governors in Kenya: UK Firm

Bungoma Governor Wycliffe Wangamati. PHOTO/FILE

Bungoma Governor Wycliffe Wangamati has been named among the worst performing Governors in Kenya, a UK data firm has reported.

In a report released today Monday 17th September, 2019 in Nairbi and titled Results of an Independent Survey of the Effectiveness of Devolution in Kenya: 2013-2019, Bungoma Governor Wycliffe Wangamati, his Kiambu counterpart Ferdinand Waititu, Siaya’s Cornell Rasanga and Busia’s Sospeter Ojamoong ranked among the bottom ten of the 47 county chiefs with a poor development record.

All Africa Advisors LLP is a London-based, multi-disciplinary advisory firm, specialising in commercial and developmental projects in Africa.

Accordng to their press briefing, the firm claims to be dedicated to enhancing the economic success of the African continent by bringing together multiple stakeholders from the private and public sectors and from both within and outside of Africa.

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It was established with a mission statement to provide unrivalled insights and the highest standards of analysis on African matters.

The study involved reviewing the impact of devolution in Kenya with the support of all the relevant stakeholders, with a view of collecting data from records but also verifying the existence of the projects and their impact on common citizens, as assessed by constituents and across the nation.

The firm has conducted projects in nearly every country across the continent, covering diverse requirements.

According to the study, Machakos Governor Dr. Alfred Mutua emerged the best ahead of Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya who was followed by Nairobi’s Mike Mbuvi “Sonko”.

In the coast region, Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho was a notable figure closing the top five best performing Governors.

The study considered infrastructure, poverty eradication, provision of basic services like water supply, public participation and leadership prowess in the governors.

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Here is the list:

National Scorecard on Governors – Overall
Net Performance

  1. Alfred Mutua 460
    2 Wycliffe Ambetsa Oparanya 440
    3 Mike Sonko Mbuvi 406
    4 Kivutha Kibwana 374
    5 Ali Hassan Joho 345
    6 Muthomi Njuki 133
    7 Zakaria Okoth Obado 62
    8 James Omariba Ongwae 49
    9 Joseph Jama Ole Lenku 49
    10 Paul Chepkwony Kiprono 44
    11 Salim Mvurya Mgala 41
    12 Charity Kaluki Ngilu 33
    13 Granton Graham Samboja 30
    14 Jackson Kiplagat Mandago 22
    15 Josphat Koli Nanok 20
    16 Edward Mutahi Kahiga 15
    17 Lee Maiyani Kinyanjui 9
    18 Mohamed Abdi Mahamud 3
    19 Ali Ibrahim Roba 0
    20 Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o -6 (-ve 6)
    21 Alex Tanui Tolgos -7
    22 Ndiritu Muriithi -10
    23 Stanely K Kiptis -13
    24 Samuel Kuntai Ole Tunai

25 Mohamud M. Ali -17
26 Mwangi Wa Iria -22
27 Joyce Laboso -27
28 Francis Thuita Kimemia -30
29 Anne Mumbi Waiguru -31
30 John Krop Lonyangapuo -32
31 Mohamed Kuti -34
32 Moses Kasainie Lenolkulal -39
33 Patrick Simiyu Khaemba -41
34 Kiraitu Murungi -43
35 Stephen Kipyego Sang -47
36 Dhadho Gaddae Godhana -55
37 Wilber Khasilwa Ottichilo -55
38 Ali Bunow Korane -59
39 Wycliffe Wafula Wangamati -64
40 Cornel Amoth Rasanga -66
41 Martin Nyaga Wambora -67
42 John Obiero Nyagarama -85
43 Amason Jeffah Kingi -91
44 Fahim Yasin Twaha -91
45 Sospeters Odeke Ojaamong -136
46 Cyprian Archelius Awiti -180
47 Ferdinard Ndungu Waititu

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