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


Chairman CoG2019

It is with great sorrow that we have learnt of the passing of our sister Her Excellency Governor Dr. Joyce Labaso that took place this afternoon following a long battle with Cancer. Governor Laboso has been in Nairobi Hospital receiving further treatment after she came back from India. Cancer has robbed us again of a great leader. Indeed, both levels of Government must now have a serious conversation on the prevention and treatment of cancer.
The Late, was the first female elected Governor of Bomet County.
We as the Council of Governors have lost a very brilliant leader who was the Chair of the Education Committee. Governor Laboso was also the former Chair of the Finance and Economics Committee. She had a passion and zeal to serve the people of Kenya having been a former member of parliament for Sotik Constituency.
On behalf of the Council of Governors and the County Governments, I would like to convey our heartfelt condolences to our late Sister’s family, relatives, friends and more so, the people of Bomet county. May our prayers serve as comfort for you and your loved ones at this trying time.


H.E. Hon. FCPA Wycliffe Ambetsa Oparanya, EGH, CGJ
Chairman, Council of Governors


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