Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa and his Lugari counterpart Nabii Nabwera have been ranked as the top-performing MPs in Western Kenya.
In the latest ranking of leaders countrywide by Politrack Africa, Barasa was given an approval rating of 78.3%, while Nabii received 77.8%, emerging fourth and fifth countrywide, respectively.
For Barasa, infrastructural development of schools in the constituency, such as the construction of modern one-storey facilities at Matili Fym Primary School, Makhonge FYM Primary School, and Sikhendu Primary School, is one of the factors that contributed to his good ranking.
Other factors were the construction and rehabilitation of roads such as the Bahai-Kambini road, Nasusi-Mwangale-Marofu road, Kamukuywa-Nakalira road, the elimination of the grass-thatched houses program, and the establishment of the Kimilili ICT center and library (the only library in Bungoma County).
For Nabwera, his ranking was inspired by the construction and renovation of learning institution infrastructure in the constituency, such as the renovation of Mugunga Primary School, the face-lifting of Muyuji Primary School, and Locho Primary School.
Upgrade and rehabilitation of roads in the constituency, such as the gravelling of Matete-Bahai-Nambilima Road, Musembe-Kona Mbaya-Itumbu Road, Musembe-Mbacho-Kipkarren Road, Lwandeti-Lugari Station Road, Lugari TTC-Vumilia-Lumama ECDE Road, Majengo-Mugunga-Munge Road, Makutano-Ivona-Mahiga-Sipande Road, and Mbogo Junction-St. Cecilia-Munge Road, also contributed to his good position.
Who other MPs are among the top 5 in Western?
Tingi Mwale of Butere (65.1%), Peter Salasya of Mumias East (50.4%), and Oyugi Dick Maungu of Luanda (50.3%) were ranked third, fourth, and fifth in that order.
Who emerged as the top countrywide
Westlands MP Tim Wanyonyi and Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro emerged as the top countrywide MPs in that order with an approval rating of 82.6% and 78.6%, respectively.
The survey conducted between August 14, 2023, and August 31, 2023 involved a sample size of 21,169 registered voters and had a margin of error of +/- 1.345% at a 95% confidence level.
Sam Oduor is the editor-in-chief at the Western Kenya Times who leverages the power of the Internet in telling stories that shape opinions.