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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

COG Congratulates H.E Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta

On behalf of Council of Governors and 47 County Governments, I wish to congratulate President-Elect H.E Hon. Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta on your re-election to serve the Republic of Kenya for a period of five years. The Council of Governors is looking forward to working with your Government in ensuring that Devolution gains attained in the last four years are protected and adequate resources are allocated to County Governments to continue transforming the lives of Kenyans. The Council of Governors wishes your administration success.

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Norway Signs Agreement to Extend Funding to UN-Turkana Partnership

Published: November 10, 2017
Successful partnership between Turkana County Government and intergovernmental organisations has borne more fruits after development partner, Norway signed an agreement to extend its support of UNDP devolution project in Turkana.In the event at the Norwegian Embassy in Nairobi today, Norway has...

Taita Taveta County Deputy Governor Wants Vocational Education and Training Boosted

Published: November 16, 2017
Taita Taveta County Deputy Governor has called challenged education stakeholders to consider boosting technical and vocational training as they review primary and secondary education curriculums. Speaking during a stakeholder consultative meeting in Sarova Panafrica H.E Majala Mlagui lauded this...

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