They said I won’t be governor: Sonko blasts research company over D+ score

City Hall, Nairobi County [Courtesy]

Not the type to take things lying low, Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko responded to the poll by Trends and Insights for Africa (TIFA) that graded his performance at 44%, grade D+.

The Governor welcomed the posts sarcastically hitting the pollsters over their past inaccurate survey about his Nairobi County gubernatorial candidature.

“I’m sure you have all seen the ranking where we have been given the last position by TIFA. We accept that position but don’t forget that these same people in 2017 predicted that I would never become the governor of Nairobi but here we are,” Sonko stated during a press conference at City Hall.

The first time governor went ahead to defend his administration saying that his first months in office were consumed with fight against corruption and cartels.

The poll was on the performance of the three city counties- Mombasa, Nairobi and Kisumu

The findings were based on thematic areas such as street lighting, clean water, Early Childhood Development and Education (ECDE), environmental cleanliness, county health, trade, environment, youth polytechnics, market centres, bursaries, feeder roads and sewerage systems as service delivery indicators.

In its report launched on Tuesday in Nairobi, TIFA placed Kisumu as the best performing county among the three cities, with a scorecard of 56 per cent (C+), followed by Mombasa at 53 per cent (C) and lastly Nairobi with 44 per cent (D+).

The poll conducted between May 1 and May 4 saw 1,500 residents interviewed. Respondents were interviewed face-to-face and on the telephone.