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


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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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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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