Nairobi – Timely Kenya has released a survey based on the performance of the 47 county governors. The firm’s CEO Rozalia Tadeusz told TUKO.co.ke that the survey was done between September 1, 2023, and September 9, 2023, and was based on the governor’s one-year scorecard.
It covered a sample size of 2,043 respondents across the former eight (8) provinces with Kenyans aged over 18 years being contacted through a phone call.
"The medium of data collection was through computer-assisted telephone interviews (CATI)," Tadeusz said.
According to Tadeusz, the questions posed included; how the respondents rate the performance of their governor out of 100%, the number of flagship projects they can identify in their counties since September 2022, and if they are contended with the appointments made by the governors.
"We also asked them if they feel there are any tangible projects in the county or if they can reelect the governors if given another chance," he explained.
The survey which put Homa Bay governor Gladys Wanga at the top further revealed that female governors are doing better than their male counterparts (all are above 50% except the Meru governor).
"We also realised that the new term governors are doing better than those serving their second terms. Also, some governors are yet to initialise sustainable programmes i.e. Tana River, Baringo, Meru, Taita Taveta and Siaya," Tadeusz added.
Tadeusz also said that through the survey, they noticed that health and early childhood education programmes have been given emphasis by most governors that is in Homa Bay, Mombasa, Tana River, Kirinyaga and Machakos.
"However, some governors are rarely seen on the ground i.e. Garissa, Marsabit, Nyamira and Turkana," Tadeusz added.
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Timely Kenya released the rankings on Wednesday, August 30, putting Omanyo in position 1 with 81.9% rating.
The survey seeking to establish how constituents rated the overall performance of their MP was conducted between August 10 – August 19, 2023. Tadeusz said a sample size of 1590 represented respondents across the country.
During the interviews, Tadeusz revealed that three main questions were posed: If the respondents felt their woman rep had performed to her level best? How they would rate her out of 100%, and if they thought she’ll deliver in the remaining four years.