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About The Council of Governors

The Council of County Governors (COG) is a non-partisan organization established under Section 19 of the Intergovernmental Relations Act (IGRA 2012). The Council of Governors  comprises of the Governors of the forty-seven Counties. main functions are the promotion of visionary leadership; sharing of best practices and; offer a collective voice on policy issues; promote inter – county consultations; encourage and initiate information sharing on the performance of County Governments with regard to the execution of their functions; collective consultation on matters of interest to County Governments.

What We Do


COG provides a mechanism for consultation amongst County Governments, share information on performance of the counties in execution of their functions, facilitate capacity building for Governors, and consider reports from other intergovernmental forums on national and county interests amongst other functions (Section 20).

Our Mission


Benchmark of excellence in devolution that is non-partisan; providing a supporting pillar for County Government as a platform for consultation, information sharing,capacity building, performance management  and dispute resolution.

Our Vision


To have Prosperous and Democratic Counties delivering services to every Kenyan

Word from COG Chairman

PRESS RELEASE ON THE UPCOMING PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
The Council of Governors would like to appeal to all Kenyans- political leaders,
religious leaders, the private sector, and citizens at large- to remain calm as we gear up to the presidential election scheduled for 26th October, 2017. Significant strides have been made in agriculture, health, water and roads since the inception of devolved governments in 2013. These gains have to be safeguarded for this and generations to come. We must remain cognizant of this one thing- that our actions for today, will have consequences for tomorrow....

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Norway Signs Agreement to Extend Funding to UN-Turkana Partnership

Published: November 10, 2017
Successful partnership between Turkana County Government and intergovernmental organisations has borne more fruits after development partner, Norway signed an agreement to extend its support of UNDP devolution project in Turkana.In the event at the Norwegian Embassy in Nairobi today, Norway has...

Taita Taveta County Deputy Governor Wants Vocational Education and Training Boosted

Published: November 16, 2017
Taita Taveta County Deputy Governor has called challenged education stakeholders to consider boosting technical and vocational training as they review primary and secondary education curriculums. Speaking during a stakeholder consultative meeting in Sarova Panafrica H.E Majala Mlagui lauded this...

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