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Kindiki, Machogu lead in three polls as the best performing CS

Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki has been rated the best-performing CS for the third time in three different polls.

According to data by Trends and Insights For Africa (TIFA), Prof Kindiki rated at 26 per cent followed by Education CS Ezekiel Machogu at 10%.

Musalia Mudavadi, the Prime Cabinet Secretary, came in third place at four per cent closely followed by Ababu Namwamba, the CS Youth Affairs, Sports and Arts, and Mithika Linturi the Agriculture and Livestock Development at three per cent.

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Prof Kindiki rated the highest according to the following variations; improvement he has done with security at 34%, reduction of banditry (28%), brought peace (8%), hardworking and was actively involved (6%), had reduced crime (4%) and had improved service delivery (1%).

CS Machogu was rated according to the variations of actualizing the implementation of the competency-based curriculum (45%), improving the education sector (19%), ensuring actualization of 100% transition (15%), excellent performance in exams (8%) and reduction of cheating in exams (3%).

TIFA conducted its survey between March 11 and 19 with just over 2,065 randomly selected respondents participating.

Late last month, Infotrack also rated Prof Kindiki (27%) and CS Machogu (12%) as the best-performing CS respectively in the first 100 days in office.

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The survey sample conducted between February 21st and 24th 2023 covered all 47 counties and 8 regions of Kenya with 2149 participating in the survey.

However, a quarter, 21 per cent of Kenyans believed none of the CSs had performed well since their assumption in office.

In a survey by Mizani, Interior CS Kindiki also topped the list with 30 per cent followed by Education CS at 9%.

CS for East African Community, Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs), and Regional Development Rebeca Miano came in third at 8.5%.

The pollsters ranked Kindiki highly because of developing terms of reference for the gazettement of the Task Force on terms and conditions and other reforms of the National Police Service (NPS) and Kenya Prisons Service (KPS).

Additionally, he was recognized for streamlining the E-passport issuance procedures and restoring the supply of passport booklets, initiating the process of acquiring and installing the Advance Passenger Information (API) system.

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