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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

Remarks by H.E. Hon. FCPA Wycliffe Ambetsa Oparanya after his re-election on 20th January, 2020

Chairman CoG2019

Excellency Governors present,

Speaker of the Senate,
Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Devolution and ASAL,
The Chief Justice and the President of the Supreme Court,
Honorable Senators,
High Commissioners and Ambassadors,
Development Partners
Representatives from the Private Sector,
Distinguished Guests,

Good Afternoon!

1. Today marks the beginning of another chapter for the Council of Governors. Let me convey a heartfelt thank you to all the Excellency Governors for their support in the last one year. I stand here proud of what we have achieved. On my part it has been a privilege, an honor and a humbling experience, to serve as a Chairman of the Council of Governors.

2. The Council remains a key pillar in the implementation of the devolved system of governance. For this reason, we the Governors are aware that it is our dedication and teamwork that will continue to strengthen the place of the Council in this constitutional dispensation.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

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