, Diani, Kwale, Dec 16 – Kwale Governor, Salim Mvurya, will take over as the Chairman of the Council of Governors in six months following an agreement reached on the sidelines of the Council of Governors meeting in Kwale.
The deal, which was arrived after intense lobbying, will see the current Chairman of the Council, Turkana Governor Josphat Nanok, complete his one year-term, while Mvurya will continue as the vice-chair until June 2018.
The Chairman’s position and other posts in the Governor’s Council have a maximum of two terms of a year each.
At the same time, Kirinyiga Governor Anne Waiguru saw off stiff competition from Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago to take the position of Vice Chair of the Council in six months.
Nanok says the Council will continue to push for the development of the counties through collaboration and partnership.
“We have to ensure that every county flourishes as envisaged in the Kenyan constitution. The Council of Governors will continue to conduct its business in a non-partisan manner,” said Nanok after the consultative meeting.
The county heads also agreed on the other posts including chairperson of the finance department, Bomet Governor Joyce Laboso while Marsabit Governor Mohammed Ali will be the chief whip.
Migori Governor Okoth Obado has been elected as the chairperson of the agriculture department, Isiolo Governor Mohammed Kuti will chair the health docket with Embu Governor Martin Wambora taking care of the security department within the Council.