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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 CoG2019

We continue to acknowledge the efforts of the National and County Governments put in place to contain the spread of the Corona Virus. We also commend the citizens who have heeded the call and follow the directions given by the relevant government agencies. It is for the good of all of us especially this time when we get reports of increasing number of COVID -19 positive cases.
All of us are at risk of contracting the disease and must do our part in this war. Everyone has a duty to stay safe and protect the other person from the infection and therefore I request you to follow the guidance given by our doctors. There are many vulnerable people amidst us, the aged population, young children and those with underlying medical conditions.

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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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Latest News from the Counties

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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