Western Counties perform poorly in County service delivery ranking

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Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya, Bungoma governor Wycliffe Wangamati, Vihiga Governor Wilber Ottichilo and Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana in a press briefing
From left: Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya, Bungoma Governor Wycliffe Wangamati, Vihiga Governor Wilber Ottichilo and Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana in a past press briefing

Counties from the former Western Province and neighbouring Trans Nzoia have performed dismally in terms of County service delivery in a report released by Africa Governance and Research Foundation. In the report, compiled after an opinion poll, Makueni is the best when it comes to service delivery, followed by Kakamega County, which is the highest ranked County from the Western region. Out of the 47 Counties countrywide, Vihiga is 31st, Trans Nzoia is 37th, Bungoma is 41st while Busia holds the last position at 47.

Three of the Counties are ranked in the bottom 10. West Pokot is ranked at position 10. The leading County, Makueni, has posted admirable percentages and scores in the different sectors, with Health standing at 84% in terms of delivery, Urban Planning at 83%, Women and Youth empowerment at 82.5%, Agriculture at 82%.

Kakamega County’s Health score stands at 72%, Urban Planning at 88%, Women and Youth Empowerment at 81% and Agriculture at 82%. Vihiga County’s health score in the Service Delivery Survey is 49.2%, Urban Planning is 65.6%, Women and Youth Empowerment is 59.7% and Agriculture 81.8%. Trans Nzoia County’s health score is 61.1%, Urban Planning is 62.6%, Women and Youth Empowerment is 68.5% and Agriculture 54%. Bungoma Health Score is 70.4%, Urban Planning is 68.3%, Women and Youth Empowerment is 50.7%, Agriculture is 49.8%. At position 47, Busia County’s Health Score is 60.4%, the Urban Planning score is 57.8%, the Women and Youth Empowerment score is 54.4% while Agriculture delivery stands at 51%.