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


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

Gvn kakamegaMembers of Kakamega County Executive and Assembly have hailed their two day consultative meeting as a milestone that must be organized on regular basis. The two arms of government said such meetings helped to identify conflict areas and provide opportunities for creation of problem solving mechanisms. Addressing participants during the closing ceremony, H.E. Wycliffe Ambetsa Oparanya and Assembly Speaker, Hon. Morris Buluma emphasized the need for members to consult provisions of the Constitution and the County Government Act for clarity on the roles of the two arms of government so as to minimize conflicts. Both leaders urged participants to consult and build a culture of teamwork to facilitate smooth legislative process and timely implementation of projects. They also agreed that devolved units had the requisite capacity to play its oversight role, terming claims by the Senate to the contrary as self-serving. Earlier on, participants were taken through scintillating presentations on protocol and ettiquette as well as the Constitution of Kenya by Mr. Simon Angote and Dr. Mutakha kangu respectively. Meanwhile, the workshop learned that Kakamega County was a trail blazer in developing structures and policies for effective public participation as envisioned in the Constitution.

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Latest News from the Counties


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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