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Kindiki leads the list of top performing CS while Chirchir trails the bottom

By Wangu Kanuri December 13th, 2023 2 min read

In the recent Trends and Insights for Africa (TIFA) survey, Prof Kithure Kindiki, the Secretary for Interior and National Administration, was a top performer with a 65% rating.

He was narrowly surpassed by Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and Diaspora Affairs, Musalia Mudavadi, who scored 62%.

Ezekiel Machogu of the Ministry of Education received a 58% rating, while Susan Nakhumicha from the Health Ministry and Kipchumba Murkomen from the Ministry of Roads, Transport and Public Works were both rated at 57%.

The survey focused on aspects like awareness, trust, visibility, transparency, commitment, and issue resolution.

It highlighted varying levels of public trust: only 46% trusted Mr. Machogu, whereas Mr. Mudavadi earned the trust of 70% of respondents. Prof Kindiki was trusted by 68%, Ms. Nakhumicha by 61%, and Mr. Murkomen by 60%.

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When it came to commitment in addressing issues important to Kenyans, Murkomen scored the lowest at 55%, followed by Nakhumicha at 57%, Machogu at 61%, Mudavadi at 60%, and Kindiki at 66%.

In the transparency category, Prof Kindiki led with 63%, with Murkomen at 59%, Mudavadi at 57%, Machogu at 56%, and Nakhumicha at 55%.

On the bottom five, Davis Chirchir, the Cabinet Secretary for Energy and Petroleum, was ranked as the least performing, with a score of only 19%.

In the list, Aisha Jumwa, the Gender Cabinet Secretary, was rated at 23%, closely followed by Njuguna Ndungu, the Treasury Cabinet Secretary, with a 24% rating.

Also among the lowest scorers were Lands and Housing Cabinet Secretary Alice Wahome and Zachariah Njeru, the Cabinet Secretary for Water and Sanitation, both receiving a rating of 24%.

Conducted between November 25 and December 7, this survey engaged over 3,000 respondents aged 17 and above.

Around September, Infotrak ranked Prof Kindiki the best-performing CS. He was ranked a grade C scoring 59 per cent.

During that survey, 4,000 respondents were interviewed from August 21 to August 23, 2023,, conducted through computer-assisted telephone interviews.