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Council of Governors in partnership with the County First Ladies Association (CFLA) held a two-day Induction meeting for the First Ladies. The theme of the meeting was to "unlock the potential of the County First Ladies in supporting Devolution." Speaking during the opening ceremony, the Chair Lady of the Association H.E Nazi Kivutha congratulated the First Ladies on elections of the Governors and called on the First Ladies to add value to their positions by taking up a project in their respective Counties.
Council of Governors Director Legal, Ms. Rosemary Njaramba, representing the CEO, Council of Governors urged the First Ladies to exercise powers as envisioned in the Association’s constitution and strategic plan with a view of promoting devolution and upholding the constitution of Kenya in letter and in spirit.
The First ladies were taken through the County First Ladies Association Constitution and the COG structures, highlighting on key possible areas of CFLA participation, Advocacy, Partnership and Networking. The meeting also included presentations from Partners who have come together to share knowledge to the County First Ladies. Some of the partners present include; Amref Health Africa, Malaria No More, Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council, Empire Digital.
The First Ladies who attended the meeting were were H.E Nazi Kivutha (Makueni County), H.E Sheila Kosgei Sang (Nandi County), H.E Catherine Wahome (Nyeri County), H.E Liz Kingi (Kilifi County), H.E Elizabeth Kinyanjui (Nakuru County), H.E Lydiah Khaemba (Trans Nzoia County), H.E Alamitu Jattani (Marsabit County), H.E Margaret Nanok (Turkana County), H.E Priscilla Oparanya (Kakamega County), H.E Lucy Mandago (Uasin Gishu County), H.E Margaret Mugweru (Tharaka-Nithi County), H.E Priscilla Murungi (Meru County), H.E Fatma Twaha (Lamu County), H.E Naomi Nyagarama (Nyamira County), H.E Edna Lenku (Kajiado County), H.E Caroline Wesonga (Bungoma County), H.E Fardosa Osman (Garissa County), H.E Lilly Lenolkulal (Samburu County), H.E Stellah Samboja (Taita Taveta County), H.E Jane Wairia (Murang’a County), H.E Catherine Wahome (Nyeri County), H.E Christine Mvurya (Kwale Couny), H.E Elizabeth Ongwae (Kisii County), H.E Ann Kimemia (Nyandarua County), H.E Primsrose Mbuvi (Nairobi County), H.E Hodhan Ibrahim (Mandera County), H.E Rocila Awiti (HomaBay County), H.E Sarah Tunai (Narok County), H.E Ivy Bunet (Baringo County), H.E Rosella Rasanga (Siaya County) and H.E Maria Mbeneka (Laikipia County).
The County First Ladies are spouses of duly elected Governors of the 47 Counties of Kenya.
The County First Ladies Association have put in place a 2015-2020 Strategic Plan which provides the CFLA with the opportunity to devise clearly defined objectives, strategies and programmes to be implemented as a means of taking the country to the next level of socio-economic and political development. The strategic plan is the blue print that guides the association initiatives and advocacy platforms. The strategic approach is edged in four programmatic pillars of Advocacy; Empowerment; Direct Service Provision and Networking and Collaboration.
The Association and their strategic plan were officially launched by the First Lady of the Republic of Kenya, H.E Margaret Kenyatta at Safari Park Hotel on 31st July 2015.

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