, NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 15 – The Council of Governors (CoG)is expected to elect new leaders on Friday with Kwale Governor Salim Mvurya tipped to replace Turkana’s Josephat Nanok at the helm.
The council is expected to elect its officials during the second day of governors’ induction in Kwale county and Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru is vying for the deputy chair position.
Mvurya would be the fourth governor to head the council after former Bomet governor Isaac Rutto, former Meru Governor Peter Munya and Nanok.
The Kwale boss was re-elected on a Jubilee ticket in the August 8 poll after he ditched ODM.
He expressed confidence of winning saying he is experienced as he served for two terms as deputy chair of the council.
Mvurya vowed to unite governors in the 47 counties if elected and to work closely with the government for development.
Waiguru on the other hand said she believes in herself as a leader and she will deliver effectively because she enjoys support from locals.
While opening the induction conference on Thursday, President Uhuru Kenyatta warned NASA Governors routing for cessation that stern action will be taken against them.
The induction will be closed on Saturday by Deputy President William Ruto.