Oparanya Issues Warning to Company Behind Governors Rankings

COG Chairperson Wycliffe Oparanya during a past public address

Council of County of Governors (COG) chairperson Wycliffe Oparanya on Wednesday sent a warning in regards to the poll ranking of governors that was released.

Through a press statement, Oparanya stated that All Africa Advisors (AAA) company had to issue an apology over the performance rankings given.

The Kakamega governor remarked that the body would take action against AAA if they failed to comply to the order.

“We demand an unequivocal apology from Mr. Steven Kanyatte and his company failure to which the Council shall take legal action.” read a part of the statement.

Press statement by COG Chairperson Wycliffe Oparanya
Second part of Press statement by COG Chairperson Wycliffe Oparanya

According to the vocal Oparanya, the company did not seek approval from them as required by the law.

“The Statistics Act further provides that any agency wishing to conduct a survey at the national or local level, shall seek the approval of the Board established under the act.”

“The Council is of the considered view that the company has no locus to purport to have conducted a survey in the country with Kenya’s interest at heart.” stated the COG Chairperson.

He further claimed that the agency was being used as a political tool to paint a bad picture of leadership in the counties.

The Kakamega County boss reiterated that the findings were incorrect as the counties operated differently hence could not be judged on the same level.

“County Governments are not comparable as each is unique and bears distinctive milestones and individual success stories and challenges.”

“A homogeneous performance criteria cannot be applied across the 47 County Governments.” noted the COG Chairperson.

On Tuesday, AAA released a list of the top performing governors in the country.

According to the study by the firm, Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua, lead the list with a scorecard of 460.

Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua during a past function

Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya, who scored 440 and Nairobi’s Mike Sonko, who had a score of 406, were place in second and third positions respectively.

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