Linturi performed worst in CS, with an E score

Agriculture and Livestock Development Cabinet Secretary Mithika Linturi has been ranked as the worst performing minister.

In a report released by TIFA on Thursday, Linturi earned an E of 25 percent.

According to the survey results, Linturi is considered most responsible for the poor quality (if not “fake”) subsidized fertilizer, and more than half (53 percent) of respondents aware of the program blame him.

However, almost a fifth of these respondents (17 percent) are not sure who the main culprit is.

“Data collection was completed just before the arrest of three senior NCPB officials based on the EACC’s initial investigations; they have now spent two nights in the cells,” Tifa said.

“It cannot be estimated how, if anything, these results would have changed if this action had been taken sooner.”

Before Linturi was Water CS Zacharia Njeru with a D- of 27 percent, tying with Trade CS Rebecca Miano.

Labor CS Florence Bore got 31 per cent, while Energy CS Davis Chirchir got 33 per cent.

Several ministerial heads scored an average grade of D, including Gender CS Aisha Jumwa with 39 per cent, Environment CS Soipan Tuya (37 per cent) and Mining CS Salim Mvurya (37 per cent).

Others were Cooperatives CS Simon Chelugui, Tourism CS Alfred Mutua, Health CS Susan Nakhumicha and his Treasury counterpart, Njuguna Ndung’u.

They all scored 36 percent.

CAO Cabinet Secretary Peninah Malonza earned a D of 35 percent.

The analysis period for Tifa surveys is from April 27 to 29.

Data were collected through telephone interviews after respondents’ contacts were collected face-to-face.

“The interviews were conducted in Kiswahili (mostly) and English,” Tifa said.

The data was collected from a sample of 2,912 respondents, with a margin of error of +/- 1.82 percent.