Interior CS Kithure Kindiki has been ranked as the best performing Cabinet Secretary in President William Rutos Cabinet.
In the latest poll released by Mizani Africa, Kindiki scored 30%
The poll was carried out between 6TH to 10TH March 2023.
He is followed by Education CS Ezekiel Machogu with 9%, Rebecca Miano and Sports CS Ababu Namwamba at 4th place with 7 percent.
Simon Chelugui who is overseeing the Hustlers fund was the worst performing in the last 120 days in office with 1.8 %
In the Poll Kindiki was lauded for development of Terms of Reference for Gazettement of the Task Force on Terms and Conditions and other Reforms of the National Police Service (NPS) and other Kenya Prisons Service (KPS).
He is also credited with opening of the Police Leadership Academy, Acceleration of the construction of the National Police Hospital (Mbagathi), The Kenya Prisons Hospital (Ruiru) and equipment of the Border Police Hospital in Kitui that was officially opened on 24th February 2023.
The CS has also helped streamline the E-passport issuance procedures and restoration of supply of passport booklets.
Among other achievements are initiation of the process for acquisition and installation of the Advance Passenger Information (API) system, e-Gates and a modern electronic security surveillance at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) to enable JKIA to retain the Global Category 1 Airport status.
“He also initiated the policy framework for the introduction of the online registration of births and deaths that was launched on 1st March 2023.Initiating the policy framework for the introduction of a Unique Personal Identifier (UPI) at birth for all new borns and initiating the policy framework for the introduction of the Third-Generation, smart/digital ID,” some of the respondents said.
Under his leadership, he has helped in clearing a five (5) year backlog (2018 – 2022) of determinations of 1,678 applications and 19 Appeals of Citizenship, Permanent Residency and Work Permits that were pending before the office of the Cabinet Secretary.
“Reducing the overall rate of crime in the Country including the August – September 2022 crime surge in Nairobi and other urban areas,” the respondents said.