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

State of devolution address 2020

Chairman CoG201923rd July 2020

Excellency Governors,
Fellow Kenyans,
I wish to address you today for the second time during my tenure and give a report on the status of devolution on behalf of the 47 County Governments. In the period under review, we have achieved a number of successes in the various devolved functions. However, we are cognizant of the fact that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought a lot of challenges that have hampered the implementation of County Governments’ planned projects and programmes in the last two quarters of the 2019/20 financial year.
The Council has also initiated a process of development of County Socio-Economic Recovery and Re-engineering strategy to enable County Governments to bounce back from the impacts of Covid-19 and ensure sustained socio-economic development.
In this regard, I wish to confirm that the Council of Governors established a COVID-19 Secretariat to support Counties coordinate COVID-19 emergency response and management initiatives; document and share emerging knowledge and best practices. The COVID-19 Secretariat also represents Counties in the National Emergency Response Committee and its structures. 

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