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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

PRESS STATEMENT ON THE DIVISION ON REVENUE BILL AND OTHER ISSUES AFFECTING COUNTY GOVERNMENTS

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The Council of Governors today, held a consultative meeting with the Committee Chairs and we are drawn to various issues that affect the County Governments and the technical committees.

On the Division of Revenue Bill;

The Council appreciates the unwavering support made so far in trying to resolve the current stalemate facing Counties. However, we must be alive to the consequences of this impasse. At the moment, County workers are on a go slow due to lack of supplies and payment of salaries. This has destabilized services across several counties and we cannot ignore this call any more.

It is paramount to note that the advisory by the Attorney General rendered the option of disbursing half of the proposed County allocation unconstitutional. Therefore, as County Governments, we continue to hope that the mediation process will be fruitful and that Counties will receive their proper equitable share of revenue as proposed by CRA.

We therefore urge parliament to resolve this matter urgently and allow restoration of normalcy and service delivery to Kenyans across the Country.

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jacinta olouchThe County government of Kakamega has taken measures aimed at addressing spiralling crime in the community. Some of the steps include creating job opportunities for the youth. The County Secretary and Head of Public Service, Madam Jacinta Aluoch Odhiambo said this today when she officially opened a three day workshop for key players in County and National security agencies within the framework of the national strategy to counter violent extremism. Madam Jacinta who represented H.E. the governor at the function held at Kakamega Golf Hotel, emphasized that there would be no development without peace and security. She noted that over 3,000 youths who have been absorbed into the County Youth Service and Women Empowerment Programme as well as the large number of newly recruited Community Area Administrators go a long way to ease social and psychological pressures in the society which contribute to anti-social behaviour. In his remarks, Kakamega County Commissioner, Mr. Abdilrazak Jaldesa expressed concern over the high incidence of crime in the County including defiling, lynching, murders, rape, drug abuse and suicides. The Commissioner also cautioned wananchi in the County to always remain alert saying perpetrators of terror usually target vulnerable groups such as students and children for their radicalization agenda. "There are many dysfunctional families in the County who need rehabilitation and care. Since Kakamega is not immune to terror, we need to be vigilant and ahead of their evil schemes," he said.

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