Council of Governors meeting where they elected Executive and Technical Committee Chairs in Nairobi on October 2, 2023
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Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja and his counterpart from Machakos Wavinya Ndeti are among county chiefs who lost positions at the Council of Governors in elections conducted on Monday.

Wavinya (Wiper)  who was the Industry, Manufacturing and Enterpri Development chairperson lost to Nakuru Governor Susan Kihika ( UDA).

Sakaja who was the Human Resource, Labour and Social Welfare chairperson lost to his UDA counterpart from Nyeri, Mutahi Kahiga.

Another casualty was Tana River Governor Godhana Dhadho who was replaced by Baringo colleague Benjamin Cheboi as the chairperson for Security and Foreign Affairs.

Most of the governors retained their positions at the CoG apart from the three.

The Council of Governors on Monday held elections for the Executive and Technical Committee.

Most of the governors retained their positions at the CoG apart from the three.

Kirinyaga Governor Ann Waiguru was re-elected as the CoG chairperson together with her deputy, Wajir Governor Ahmed Abdullahi.

Nandi’s Stephen Sang also retained the position of Chief Whip.

Here is a list of committee chairpersons who were also elected;

  • Finance, Planning and Economic Affairs – Fernandes Barasa
  • Health – Muthomi Njuki
  • Energy, Roads, Transport and Infrastructure – Kimani Wamatangi
  • Arid, Semi-Arid Lands (ASAL) and Disaster Management – Nathif Jama
  • Resource Mobilization and Partnerships  – Cecily Mbarire
  • Human Resource, Labour and Social Welfare – Mutahi Kahiga
  • Tourism and Wildlife – Patrick Ole Ntutu
  • Agriculture, Livestock and Cooperatives – Kenneth Lusaka
  • Water, Forestry and Natural Resources Management – Andrew Mwadime
  • Land, Housing and Urban Development – Anyang’ Nyong’o
  • Education – Eric Mutai
  • Legal, Constitutional Affairs and Intergovernmental Relations – Mutula Kilonzo
  • Gender, Youth, Culture, Sports and Social Services – Simon Kachapin
  • Environment and Climate Change – Wilber Ottichilo
  • Blue Economy – Issa Timamy
  • CT and Knowledge – Wisley Rotich
  • Security and Foreign Affairs– Benjamin Cheboi
  • Trade, Industry, Manufacturing and Enterprise Development-Susan Kihika.