Turkana County Governor Josephant Nanok has been elected as the new chairman of the Council of Governors (CoG), taking over from Meru Governor Peter Munya whose two-year term came to an end on Monday.
Nanok is the third Governor to hold the seat of the umbrella body that brings together all the 47 county governors in Kenya. Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto became the first-ever Chairman of the Governor’s union, holding the office from 2013 to 2015. Ruto was succeeded by Peter Munya who served from 1015 until Monday.
Taita Taveta Governor John Mruttu has retained his seat as the vice chairman of the council while Kiambu Governor William Kabogo has been appointed the Chief Whip of the council, taking over from his Marsabit counterpart Ukur Yattani.
The Council of Governors was created in 2013 shortly after the first batch of governors took office following the promulgation on the new constitution.
Nanok was elected as the first Turkana Governor on an Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) ticket. He will be defending his seat in the August 8 polls after receiving a direct ticket from the party.