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

Press Statement on Preparedness of Counties on COVID-19

Chairman CoG201927th May 2020

Fellow Kenyans, I want to begin this week’s update by applauding your efforts in the fight against the coronavirus. You are now aware of people who have traveled into and out of our neighborhoods and villages. It is notable that people are now aware and vigilant. As a result of this diligence, there is increased reporting of persons to the authorities where the government has been able to trace and locate those who have traveled from towns that have high infection rates to the villages. This has also happened in Counties that that border our neighboring Countries. I wish to commend you for being vigilant and for being your brothers’ keeper.
I am also aware that many people are trying to find ways to travel to the villages because they have lost their jobs and are unable to sustain their families in Nairobi. Following the recent announcement by His Excellency the President on the stimulus program last Saturday, it is hoped that there will be jobs created during this period that will be able to cushion this group of people. Therefore, we implore the citizens to remain in Nairobi and such other towns and reduce the risk of spreading the disease to the elderly in the villages.

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