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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

Our Values

Professionalism, Independence, Equality and Equity, Cooperation, Visionary.

Our Motto

48 Governments, 1 Nation

PRESS STATEMENT ON THE DELAYED DISBURSEMENTS OF FUNDS TO COUNTIES BY NATIONAL TREASURY

Chairman CoG201914th June 2021

The Council of Governors is concerned by the continued violation of the law by the National Treasury regarding disbursement of funds to counties.

The Division of Revenue Act 2020 allocated to County Governments equitable share amounting to Kshs.316.5 Billion and Ksh. 1.5 Trillion to the National Government.

It is imperative for Kenyans to understand that financing counties by the National Treasury is NOT a favor but constitutional obligation. The Tax payer at the counties is also entitled to tamely service delivery.

Article 219 of the constitution stipulates for timely disbursements of the equitable share of revenue. The County Allocation of Revenue Act 2020 provides a clear structure of the horizontal sharing of resources as guided by the Division of Revenue Act. The County Governments Cash Disbursement Schedule for the Financial Year 2020/21 generated by Treasury and approved by Senate in line with the Public Finance Management (PFM) act stipulates that those resources should be disbursed to devolved units 15th day of every month in a Financial Year.
It is with dismay that we report that Treasury is yet to disburse resources to County Governments amounting to Kshs.102.6 billion 2 weeks to the end of the financial year as follows;

  1. Kshs.3.5 Billion owed to Nairobi County Government as arrears for FY 2019/2020;
  2. Kshs.2.6 Billion owed to Nairobi County Government for the month of January;
  3. Kshs.1.4 Billion owed to Nairobi County Government for the month of February;
  4. Kshs.14.4 Billion owed to 25 County Governments for the month of March;
  5. Kshs.28.5 Billion owed to 47 County Governments for the month of April;
  6. Kshs.25.3 Billion owed to 47 County Governments for the month of May and;
  7. Kshs.26.9 Billion owed to 47 County Governments for the month of June.

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