Governors Kick off Inaugural Meeting in Mombasa


By Kitui Governor’s Press.

Governors and Deputy Governors have kicked off a weeklong induction summit in Mombasa earlier today.

The meeting opened by Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua marks the first time the county bosses are meeting following the August 9 general election.

28 new Governors were elected into the office while 8 pioneer Governors made a comeback and *11 were re-elected.

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According to the CoG, the development of the induction began in 2021 and has been a widely consultative process aimed at creating a wholesome and all-inclusive programme.

During the induction period, the Governors will hold their first Council meeting where they will elect their new leadership.

Thereafter, the Governors are also expected to hold the first summit meeting.

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A wide range of issues touching on the intergovernmental relations* between the National and County governments will be discussed during the high-level conference.

The council will also discuss matters of devolution and disbursement of the County shareable revenue with the executive.

Kitui Governor Dr. Julius Malombe was a panelist during the first session where he shared on the *historical background of devolution in Kenya and the transition to devolved governments and functional assignment moderated by Ms. Josephine Gauld, the Deputy High Commissioner and representative to UNEP and UN Habitat.

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