Kakamega county has been ranked best performing county in a recent survey by Infotrak.
According to the survey,which was released on Wednesday,the county scored 57.2 percent in service delivery,followed by Kwale and Makueni at 54.8 percent and 54.7 percent respectively.
Kisumu came in fourth with 53.4 percent,Uasin Gishu fifth with 53.1 percent and West Pokot at 51.7 percent.
Governor Wycliffe Oparanya topped the list of best performers, with regards to performance of individual governors.He was closely followed by Kwale’s Salim Mvurya and Prof. Kivutha Kibwana of Makueni county.
“In overall,73 percent of Kenyans felt that devolution has made a difference,”said Mark Angela Ambitho,Infotrak CEO.
On Service Delivery
“While most county governments spent the nascent period predominantly laying the groundwork and planning aptly in order to deliver on the promises,others grabbed the opportunity not only to lay the operating framework,but also to actualise quick wins that have continued to resonate with the public,”observed Ms Ambitho.
The counties were evaluated on the delivery of essential services such as health,education,agriculture,energy and roads,among other devolved functions.