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Intergovernmental Budget and Economic Committee Devolution came in a new way of doing business and with it new institutions, systems and running government operations. One key impact of devolution is the openness, transparency and consultation amongst key stakeholders.Over the last four years, the Deputy President H.E. William Ruto has brought together key stakeholders from both levels of government to continuously engage on Public Finance Management matters in order to provide and create a firm foundation upon which devolution will thrive.
Benchmarking visit by the Uganda Local Authority Association The Uganda Local Authority Association (ULGA) is currently in Kenya on an Agricultural benchmarking trip. The Ugandan delegations visit was inspired by the fast growth of the Agriculture sector in Kenya since the implementation of Devolution. Some of the key topics that they were particularly interested in included the budgeting process for agriculture including
Kenya Pooled Water Fund H.E Peter Munya, H.E Jack Ranguma and H.E. Samuel Ragwa met with Netherlands ambassador to Kenya Frans Makken, where he proposed the adoption of the Kenya Pooled Water Fund project in the counties. The Kenya Pooled Water Fund (KPWF) is a nonprofit Kenyan entity that seeks to provide water utilities with access to capital market financing by pooling a number of projects and raising financing through a bond issuance.
Cooperate Social Responsibility The Council of Governors Secretariat on February 3rd 2017 Visited the Kawai Rescue Centre at Narok County. The passion and effort to improve society is what has made the secretariat every year go for a Cooperate social responsibility. This year, the Secretariat visited this Children’s home to donate some items to support the home.
Kawai Rescue Center was opened in 2013 by a passionate lady who at that time was just visiting the Mara from Australia as all tourists do. Her compassionate heart led her to help children, hence opening the first rescue center around Trans-Mara in Narok County. At first, she was
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Press statement by H. E. ENG. John Mruttu, Vice-chairman Council of Governors on hiring of staff for the mobile clinics, 31st January, 2017

Press statement by H. E. ENG. John Mruttu, Vice-chairman Council of Governors on hiring of staff for the mobile clinics, 31st January, 2017

The Council of Governors is concerned that the Ministry of Health intends to hire health workers to man the controversial containerized mobile clinics for a period of 24 months. Ministry of Health has not come out clearly to state what will happen after the expiry of 24 months. The Council of Governors states as follows:- 1. The move by Ministry of Health breaches Article 6(2), Article189(a) and the Fourth Schedule of the Constitution of Kenya, which talks about distribution of functions between...

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Press statement by H.E Peter Munya, chairman Council of Governors on division of revenue bill, 31st January, 2017

Press statement by H.E Peter Munya, chairman Council of Governors on division of revenue bill, 31st January, 2017

The Council of Governors is concerned that the National Assembly’s Budget and Appropriation Committee has published the Division of Revenue Bill, which denies County Governments adequate resources to provide services.
The Council of Governors states as follows:-
1. The Division of Revenue Bill contravenes article 203 of the Constitution on revenue sharing between the National Government and County Governments.
2. The National Assembly has factored in the National Government Constituency...

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Press Statement on Doctors Strike, 9th January, 2017

Press Statement on Doctors Strike, 9th January, 2017

Members of the Press, Citizens of Kenya, The Council of Governors today held an extraordinary Council meeting to discuss three key agendas namely; the ongoing strike by doctors, withdrawal of Security of Governors of Mombasa and Kilifi and the Devolution Conference. Invited to the meeting were the Cabinet Secretary and the Principal Secretary of Health. Key issues discussed on the Doctors strike As we all know there has been an on-going nationwide Doctors strike that commenced on 5th December...

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Makueni County Family Planning Costed Strategic Plan

Makueni County Family Planning Costed Strategic Plan

The Government of Makueni County, through the department of health services, has unveiled a progressive four-year Family Planning Costed Strategic Plan 2016-2020. The major goal of the strategic plan, already under implementation, is to improve the Socio-economic wellbeing of the people of Makueni County by expanding access to family planning information and services, without coercion, to attain a contraceptive prevalence rate of 72 percent by 2020. Family planning has proven to be the most cost-effective...

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Ahero Town Embraces Clean Up Exercise

Ahero Town Embraces Clean Up Exercise

The hustle and bustle that is characteristic of growing towns such as Ahero came to a temporal halt on December 02, 2016 when community members came together to clear filth from the streets, drains and gutters, during the town’s clean-up day exercise. The architect of this event was the Assistant Director of Department of Environment, Sospeter Onunga for Kisumu County. The event, also saw H.E Jack Ranguma, Kisumu Governor and other influential personalities, coming out of their various homes...

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Kakamega County Invests In Education

Kakamega County Invests In Education

Kakamega County Governor H.E Hon. Wycliffe Ambetsa Oparanya has challenged residents to take advantage of government education sponsorship programs and ensure that qualified learners benefit accordingly. The Governor announced that his government has disbursed Sh120 Million equally, from the 2016/17 financial year’s budget, in all the 60 wards to support bright but needy students in acquiring secondary education.

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The COG Chairman

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His Excellency Peter Gatirau Munya is the Governor of Meru County, and the current Chairman of the Council of Governors, Kenya .

 

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