Laikipia’s Ndiritu Muriithi ranked second best performing governor as Mike Sonko takes bottom position

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has the lowest rating only beating Wajir Governor Mohamed Abdi – a survey conducted ahead of the 5th Annual Devolution Conference indicates.

Kenya’s 47 governors are meeting in Kakamega for the devolution summit from Monday 23rd to Thursday 26th April. A survey conducted by Pottpoll indicates how the governors are rated by Kenyans.

The survey was conducted between April 16th -19th and it involved 18,800 respondents of age 18 years and above across the 47 counties.

Top performers

Kitui governor Charity Ngilu, Laikipia’s Ndiritu Muriithi, Makueni’s Kivutha Kibwana, Turkana’s Josphat Nanok and Kisumu’s Anyang’ Nyong’o have the highest approval ratings having being ranked 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th respectively.

Wajir governor Mohamed Abdi, Nairobi’s Mike Sonko, Tana River’s Dhadho Godhana, Kilifi’s Amason Kingi and Trans Nzoia’s Patrick Khaemba take up the bottom five positions.


Governor Ndiritu Muriithi’s impressive performance has been attributed to his achievements which includes the launch of destination Laikipia to market his county and gravelling of 150 kilometers of road. Laikipia county also leads in new NHIF registrations at 20,000 people.

Laikipia governor Ndiritu Muriithi

A survey conducted by Polls Kenya in December 2017 had almost the same results with the recent survey. Polls Kenya’s survey also ranked Nairobi’s Mike Sonko among worst performing governors.



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