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

Our Values

Professionalism, Independence, Equality and Equity, Cooperation, Visionary.

Our Motto

48 Governments, 1 Nation

Message of condolence for the Late H.E Emilio Mwai Kibaki

22nd April 2022

Fellow Kenyans,
Members of the Press,

Chairman CoG2019It is with profound sadness I have learnt of the passing of the 3rd President of the Republic of Kenya, His Excellency President Mwai Kibaki. President Kibaki was a strategic leader in Kenya’s post-independence history and the people’s leader in the 2002 General Elections when the Country rallied around the “Kibaki Tosha! Campaign.
When H.E Kibaki took office, East Africa’s largest economy was facing a myriad of challenges. He prioritized the economy as the focus of his tenure by singling out unemployment, declining school enrolment, deterioration of the education sector, lack of access to basic and affordable health services, dilapidated roads and other infrastructure networks, and the growing insecurity. This persuaded him to introduce stringent reforms in these sectors hence a lot of transformation in the Country’s public service and governance.
By the end of his tenure, Kenya’s GDP had shot up to 7.1 percent and the Country was able to generate internal revenues sufficient to run the economy. The People of Kenya and the country at large mourn an exemplary leader who had a great vision of development and progress and will be remembered for pioneering the free primary education in Kenya.
Mzee Kibaki, will also be remembered as a seasoned economist, a witty politician, and a diplomat in handling crisis. Indeed, he played a key role in the promulgation of the 2010 Constitution that now allows us to enjoy the fruits and gains of Devolution.
On behalf of the Council of Governors and the 47 County Governments, I would like to convey our heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, and relatives of the Late H.E President Mwai Kibaki, and to all Kenyans who share in this pain and grief.
His Excellency has fought a good fight and now, he rests. May our prayers serve as comfort for you and your loved ones at this trying time.

H.E. Hon. Martin Nyaga Wambora, EGH
Chairman, Council of Governors



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