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

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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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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: 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...


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...


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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