Tana River ranked worst performing county

Tana River Governor Dhadho Godhana. His County was ranked worst performing in an Infotrak survey./COURTESY

Tana River is the worst performing county in the country, an Infotrak survey has shown.

According to the pollster, Tana River is at number 47 with a 39.5 percent rating.

Other Coastal counties which did not do well include Taita Taveta at 36 with 44.5 %, Mombasa at 34 with 44.5 %, Kilifi at number 21 with 48.1 percent.

Lamu was rated at number 16 with 48.6 percent.

With 54.8 percent, Kwale emerged the best performing county in the coast region and second nationally, with Kakamega taking first place with 57.2 percent.

The rating was based on the performance of counties.

In terms of governors, Kwale County again performed the best in the Coast region with Governor Salim Mvurya’s 77.1%.

Just like his County, Mvurya also came in second in the national ranking following Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya.

Oparanya scored 82.3  percent as Kisumu county chief Prof Anyang’ Nyong’o scored 65.9 percent.

Others include  Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua (65.1%), West Pokot’s John Lonyangapuo (64.2%), Uasin Gishu’s Jackson Mandago (63.5%).

Tharaka Nithi’s Muthomi Njuki (62.6%), Turkana’s Josephat Nanok (62.5%), and Bomet’s Hillary Barchok (60.6%) were also among the top ten in the ranking.

In terms of development, Kakamega floored all of them scoring  57.2% followed by Kwale (54.8%), Makueni (54.7%), Kisumu (53.4%), Uasin Gishu (53.1%), West Pokot (52.7%), and Elgeyo Marakwet (51.2%).

Others were Bungoma (51.1%), Machakos (50.6%), Kericho (50.6%), Vihiga (50.3%), Tharaka Nithi (49.8%), and Nandi (49.4%).

Kwale also was captured as the best performing county in matters education.

The survey was conducted between October 2019 and January 2020.