County social audit ranks Sakaja best performer


Nairobi County Governor Johnson Sakaja has today been rated the best of all county bosses as his County administration received a high rating by the Nairobi County Social Audit Network.
In the score card released this afternoon following a survey on the performance of the County government for the period from December 2022 to April 2023, Sakaja’s administration received a score of 8/10 largely attributed to the stabilized operations of the county after the governor formulated a bi-partisan approach working formula.
Speaking during the release of the report, Nairobi County Social Audit Network chairman Edward Githaiga said that efforts by the governor to make all inclusive decisions had made it possible for the administration to deliver services and development projects to Nairobi residents making him top among other governors across the country.
The County has been able to reduce the wrangles synonymous with previous Nairobi County Governance while also involving the Business Community, the Youth Women and Person’s living with disability through the Governors Public Participation mechanism of inclusion.

Githaiga said that despite the challenges that the Governor and his County Government has faced, the County Development Plans have continued. This was achieved through giving recommendations and suggestions which according to the public submissions during the social Audit accounted for the upward trajectory. The Budget Processes and Development Plans all the way to the ward levels of governance were pointed out as among the biggest gains for the county.

“Nairobi County Governance and it’s Service Delivery has been socially impactful in areas of Decongestion of Nairobi CBD, Management of Health Facilities, ECDs, Sports, Creative Economy, Environmental Conservation, Revenue collection.
The scorecard is based on a period of three months since the new County government took oath of office from December 2022 to April 2023,” Githaiga said.

For the period of the report, Nairobi ranks top under the leadership of Sakaja with installations of modern equipment at various county health facilities, new coolers at city mortuary, re-carpeting of the county’s road network, construction of sports facilities, and support to the creative industry among other development initiatives done under his administration.

The County has endeavoured to initiate a transformation agenda of Nairobi, Kenya’s capital, in delivering various development projects within the county in the areas of health, infrastructure, and talent and skills development and improved the cleanliness of the city.

The Nairobi City County Government Administration Performance is aimed towards looking at the socio-economic impacts of counties in the score card which is geared towards the residence, business community and the public in general.

Nairobi County Social Audit Network is founded on the principle of Public Participation and Inclusion by creating awareness among beneficiaries and providers of local social and productive services. Increasing efficacy and effectiveness of local development programmes. Its other core mandate is in the scrutiny of various policy decisions, keeping in view stakeholder interests and priorities, particularly of the poor.
This is a way of measuring, understanding, reporting and ultimately improving the Nairobi City County Government socio-economic performance and is aimed at helping the Nairobi City County Government narrow gaps between vision, goal and reality, between efficiency and effectiveness.

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