UK High Commissioner to Kenya, Nic Hailey, was yesterday in attendance as Turkana Governor Josephat Nanok was elected the chairman of the Council of Governors (CoG). He replaced Peter Munya whose two-year term had come to an end.
On his election, Nanok has become the third governor to hold the seat that brings together all the 47 counties.
Mr Nanok, who has become the third governor to hold the seat that brings together all the 47 counties, was elected unanimously during a meeting of governors in Nairobi. He promised to strive in pushing the devolution agenda forward and protecting the gains made so far.
“While we’ve made some progress, we are going to push hard and aggressively move things forward. I will do all that is within my power to push the devolution agenda forward,” he said as well as hailing the work of his predecessors as “exemplary”.
Announcing his attendance on Twitter, Mr Hailey said that he was “proud that UK support is helping make devolution work.”
— Nic Hailey (@HCNicHailey) May 22, 2017
Bomet Governor Isaac Rutto was the first CoG chairman, holding the position from 2013 until May 21, 2015.
Taita Taveta Governor John Mruttu has retained his seat as Vice chairman of the council while Kiambu’s William Kabogo was appointed chief whip to replace Ukur Yattani of Marsabit County.