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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

Chairman CoG2019

Members of the Public,
Members of the Fourth Estate,
The Council of Governors held a Full Council meeting on 13th December 2019 and further a Health Committee meeting today to deliberate on issues that are affecting the operations of the County Governments. Arising from our discussions, we would like
to address the public on the following matters; 

1. As a matter of common interest, the County Governments will urgently move to court over the ruling seeking Governors to step aside when charged on corruption matters as has been witnessed in the cases of Kiambu, Samburu and Nairobi County.
2. On the delay in disbursement of funds by the National Treasury, we acknowledge the order by the High Court that compels the National Treasury and Controller of Budget to unconditionally disburse the equitable share overdue to County Governments. We urge the National Treasury to comply with the order and the law with immediate effect.

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Latest News Highlights

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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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...

Households in nandi reap big as SDCP program ends

Published: September 10, 2019
Small Holder Dairy Commercialization Programme (SDCP) that has been running for the last thirteen years came to a close today during an exit workshop held at Lelchego Dairy Cooperative Society grounds in Mosoriot. SDCP Programme was jointly funded...

World Vision Holds A 3 Day Nandi County Technical Working Group Inception Workshop

Published: September 10, 2019
World vision advocates for youth involvement in governance and budget making in government, both national and county level. Nandi being a youth-led county having elected the youngest governor in Kenya has made strides in incorporating the youth in...

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