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Council of Governors Elect New Leadership

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In a full council meeting at Diani Reef Hotel the Council of Governors elected new leadership to spearhead the council's mandate.
The Governors conducted elections and ushered in executive team through consensus as is enshrined in the Intergovernmental Relations Act Section 19. The team comprising of the Chairman, Vice chairperson and chief whip will steer the agenda of Devolution and operations of the CoG. They are aided by chairpersons of the 18 technical committees through which the Council operates.
Through consensus the Council of Governors unanimously elected H.E Governor, Josphat Nanok of Turkana County will be the Chairperson of the Council of Governors for six months to complete his 1 year term. After which H.E Governor Salim Mvurya of Kwale County will take over. H.E Anne Waiguru of Kirinyaga County is the Vice-Chairperson while H.E Mohamud Mohamed Ali of Marsabit County the Chief Whip of the Council of Governors.
During his inaugural speech as the continuing Chairperson of the Council of Governors, the Chairperson took time to explain Council of Governors leadership and its meaning. “The Chair of the Council is a bipartisan post, the unifying factor and the national level public face of those tasked to implement devolved functions. For this reason, I will ensure that I do everything in this new tenure to make your support be one that you can be proud of,” stated the chairman.
HE Josphat Nanok continued to elaborate how the Council of Governors works and the reason each technical committee is headed by a chairperson. “The Council of Governors operates similar to the United Nations, where the United Nations General Assembly and Secretary General must proffer and communicate general consensus of all member of the UN system.” stated the Chairman Council of Governors.
A full list of the committee members is available here

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