Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi up in arms over Infotrak poll
Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi is demanding investigations into research firm Infotrak following a poll that ranked him among the lowest performers.
He wants the national government through the Ethics and anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) to look into the firm over what he claims was a fabricated study.
“Let them look at Infotrak. I am ready to go there and give evidence that they were asking for Ksh. 3million so that they can give us a better number,” he said.
“I will never give a single cent to them. Let me be number 47 out of 47,” he added,
The poll that was released on Wednesday ranked the Governor at position 38 out of 47 with a score of 46.7 per cent.
Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya (who also doubles up as the Council of Governors Chairperson) was ranked as the best performing county chief after he scored 82.3 per cent in the study.
In second place was Kwale Governor Salim Mvurya (77.1 per cent) followed by Makueni’s Kivutha Kibwana (74.4 per cent) and Kisumu’s Anyang’ Nyong’o (65.9 per cent.)
Other Governors in the top ten slots are Alfred Mutua of Machakos (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%).
Former Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu was ranked 47 out 47 while Moses Lenolkulal (Samburu Governor) was at 46th position.
Others in the lower tier are Cyprian Awiti (Homa Bay Governor); John Nyagarama (Nyamira); Patrick Khaemba (Trans Nzoia); Dhadho Godhana (Tana River); Granton Samboja (Taita Taveta); Mohamad Mahamud (Wajir) and Mohamed Kuti (Isiolo).
The study considered the performance of county chiefs for the period 2019-2020.
“The overall sample was 37,600 and the data was collected through Computer Assisted Telephone Interviews,” Infotrak said.