Ruto’s Cabinet Scores D, ICT Ministry Best Performer In Infotrak’s 100-Day Performance Index

March 1, 2023

The performance of President William Ruto’s Cabinet in Kenya Kwanza’s first 100 days in office was abysmal.

This is according to a new 100-day performance review published by Infotrak on Tuesday.

The survey was conducted between February 21 and 24, placing the collective performance of ministries at 45 per cent translating to D plain.

According to Infotrak, 52 per cent of the Kenyan respondents said Cabinet performance was poor.

28 per cent of Kenyans said the ministries’ performance was average while another 14 percent believe Ruto-led ministries performed well.

6 per cent told Infotrak that Ruto’s ministers were excellent.

Infotrak’s Senior Field operations manager Johvine Wanyingo however pointed out that two ministries stood out after scoring a C plain.

There are the Ministry of Information, Communication and the Digital Economy and the Ministry of Roads, Transport and Public.

The CS Eliud Owalo-led ICT ministry attained 54 percent while Kipchumba Murkomen’s Ministry scored 50 per cent.

The two were followed by the Ministry of Defense (49 percent), Tourism, Wildlife and Heritage (48 percent), Health (47 per cent) Education (47 per cent), Youth Affairs, Sports and Arts (47 per cent), Interior and National Administration (47 per cent) and Environment and Forestry also at 47 per cent.

The worst performing ministries according to Infortak are the Ministries of National Treasury and Economic Planning, and the Energy Ministry with a score of E.

The survey was conducted in seven regions in Kenya, sampling a total of 2,149 respondents who were contacted through computer-assisted telephonic interviews.

Infotrak established that Cabinet Secretaries Kithure Kindiki (Interior and Administration of National Government), Ezekiel Machogu (Education) and Ababu Namwamba (Youth Affairs, Sports and Arts) were the best-performing ministers.

CS Kidiki scored 27 percent approval rating, Machogu 12 percent, and Namwamba 8 percent.

CSs Susan Nakhumicha (Health), Mithika Linturi (Agriculture), Alfred Mutua (Foreign and Diaspora Affairs) and Kipchumba Murkomen (Roads, Transport and Public Works) scored between 5 and 4 percent.

Ministers who received the least rankings are CSs Salim Mvurya (Mining) at 0.2 percent, Florence Bore (Labor and Social protection) at 0.2 percent, Rebecca Miano (East African Community) at 0.3 percent and Soipan Tuya (Environment) at 0.4 percent.

452 respondents did not name vote for any cabinet secretary as they were convinced that none had stood out to warrant recognition.

“452 failed to give a score to the ministers, they failed to see any of the 22 as a performing minister so they didn’t give any ranking,” Infotrak noted.

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