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Sonko scores D+ in service delivery rating

Irene Githinji @gitshee

Nairobi county has registered a dismal performance in the last four months despite receiving a substantial budgetary allocation of Sh16.7 billion in the 2017/18 financial year.

A score on the performance of Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko was put at 44 per cent (D+), with the residents raising their dissatisfaction with the manner in which the county is being run.

These were part of findings of the latest poll conducted by Trends and Insights for Africa (Tifa) on the three major cities, Nairobi, Kisumu and Mombasa. Nairobi performed below par in service delivery while Kisumu and Mombasa were average. Mombasa and Kisumu received Sh9.2 billion and Sh8.8 billion respectively in 2017/18 financial year.

Kisumu Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o emerged the best among the three counties, scoring 56 per cent (C+) while his Mombasa counterpart, Hassan Joho scored 53 per cent (C plain).

Findings of the survey presented yesterday by Tifa chief executive officer Maggie Ireri showed that Nairobi residents are dissatisfied with service delivery so far.

“The survey is an indicator on whether the governors have passed the test or not, but they still have four years to go. This is a baseline to show how they are performing and areas they need to improve on,” said Ireri, who released the findings yesterday.

Sewerage systems were ranked as the worst services provided by Nairobi county, scoring 31 per cent followed by the status of feeder roads at 34 per cent while environmental cleanliness scored 35 per cent.

For Kisumu, only feeder roads and sewerage system scored less than 50 per cent in as far as service delivery is concerned. Mombasa county on the other hand, clean water is a major problem with only 39 per cent saying they have access to it.

The survey which was conducted between May 1 and 4, covered all sub-counties of Nairobi Kisumu and Mombasa, with a sample size of 500 from each.

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