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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

Press Statement on Preparedness of Counties on COVID-19

Chairman CoG201924th June 2020

In the past week, we have recorded the highest number of COVID-19 cases which has continued to rise exponentially each day. The National Government has reported that 91% of the cases are locally transmitted hence underscoring the need for strengthening community prevention and surveillance activities.
As the curve continues to tick upwards, we must all take responsibility as no one is safe until everyone is safe. We must, therefore, observe hygiene and the safety measures put in place as control of the virus is largely based on individual discipline.
As County Governments we continue to enhance efforts to combat the virus in collaboration with the National Government and other stakeholders.
In the past week, the 47 County Governments have addressed the following:

1. Status of Isolation Beds in County Governments
Last week I reported a total of 5 Counties with isolation facilities with 300 bed-capacity. We now have 5 more counties each having acquired the minimum 300-bed capacity.
The remaining counties are working towards achieving the 300 bed-capacity in line with the last Summit’s agreement.

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AUTOMATING STAFF MANAGEMENT AT THE COUNTY

Published: February 22, 2020
The Nandi County Public Service Board is putting in place measures to enhance service delivery among staff. These strategies include the development of Public Service Policy, implementation of Performance Contracting and Appraisal system as well as...

TAITA TAVETA COUNTY GOVERNMET EMOPWERING FARMERS

Published: January 31, 2020
Residents of Sangenyi in Werugha Ward have been urged to focus on commercial farming focusing on crops that are drought resistance a move that will change their livelihoods and boost their economy. Speaking when he handed over 2,500 grafted apple...

MORE REVENUE COLLECTIONS BY WARDS WILL ATTRACT COMMENSURATE BENEFITS FROM THE COUNTY 'EXCHEQUER' - OPARANYA

Published: September 19, 2019
County wards which contribute higher revenues by way of payment of rates and other fees will attract commensurate perks from the County government, Kakamega Governor H.E. FCPA Wycliffe Ambetsa Oparanya has said. "The wards which pay more will get...

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