Know Your Governor: Here Are The 47 Governors Of Kenya

By Wilkister Alao / December 26, 2019 | 8:00 am



Kenya

Devolution came about with the provision of positions of County governors. Maybe all we know is that governors are the county bosses and that we have 47 of them for each of the 47 counties, which is okay because that is the major role of governors.

Other Roles Of The Governors

Other than being the chief executive of the county and the head of the county executive committee to whom members of the county executive committee answer to while performing their functions, there are many other roles performed by governors.

The leadership of the county executive which involves appointing the county executive committee as stipulated in article 179(2) (b) of the Constitution with the approval of the County Assembly is bestowed upon the governor.

The governor also chairs meetings of the county executive committee and comes up with the portfolio structure for the county executive committee to respond to the functions and competencies that the law assigns and transfers to each county.

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We may also know that the governor represents the county in both national and international fora, submits county plans to the County Assembly for approval and shoulder responsibilities such as promoting democracy and being accountable for management and usage of county resources.

We may know the aforementioned roles but the truth is that most Kenyans only know their own county names and governors.

It is highly unlikely that you will find many Kenyans who know all the 47 counties and their governors.

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The only other governors that may be known to residents of other counties may be those who hit the headlines for various reasons, be it political or comical.

Do you know your governors? Here is a list of all the governors and the counties they represent;

  1. Baringo County – Stanley Kiptis
  2. Bomet County – Dr. Hillary Barchok
  3. Bungoma County- Wycliffe Wafula Wangamati
  4. Busia County- Sospeter Ojaamong
  5. Elgeyo Marakwet County- Alex Tolgos
  6. Embu County- Martin Wambora
  7. Garissa County- Bunow Ali Korane
  8. Homa Bay County – Cyprian Awiti
  9. Isiolo County- Mohammed Abdi Kuti
  10. Kajiado County- Joseph Ole Lenku
  11. Kakamega County- Wycliff Oparanya
  12. Kericho County- Paul Kiprono Chepkwony
  13. Kiambu County- Ferdinand Waititu Babayao
  14. Kilifi County- Amason Kingi
  15. Kirinyaga County- Anne Mumbi Waiguru
  16. Kisii County- James Ongwae
  17. Kisumu County- Prof. Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o
  18. Kitui County- Charity Ngilu
  19. Kwale County- Salim Mvurya
  20. Laikipia County- Ndiritu Muriithi
  21. Lamu County- Fahim Yassin Twaha
  22. Machakos County- Alfred Mutua
  23. Makueni County- Kivutha Kibwana
  24. Mandera County:- Ali Ibrahim Roba
  25. Marsabit County- Mohamud Mohamed Ali
  26. Meru County- Kiraitu Murungi
  27. Migori County – Zacharia Obado
  28. Mombasa County- Ali Hassan Joho
  29. Muranga County – Mwangi wa Iria
  30. Nairobi County- Mike Mbuvi Sonko
  31. Nakuru County- Lee Kinyanjui
  32. Nandi County- Stephen Kipyego Sang
  33. Narok County- Samuel Ole Tunai
  34. Nyamira County- John Obiero
  35. Nyandarua County- Francis Kimemia
  36. Nyeri County- Mutahi Kahiga
  37. Samburu County- Moses Kasaine
  38. Siaya County- Cornel Rasanga
  39. Taita Taveta County- Granton Graham Samboja
  40. Tana River County- Dhadho Gadae Godhana
  41. Tharaka Nithi County- Onesmus Muthomi Njuki
  42. Trans Nzoia County- Patrick Simonyu Khaemba
  43. Turkana County- Josphat Nanok
  44. Uasin Gishu County- Jackson Kiplagat Mandagor
  45. Vihiga County- Wilber Otichillo
  46. Wajir County- Mohamed Abdi Mahamud
  47. West Pokot County- John Kropp Lonyangapuo







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