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Wambora, Ongwae retain CoG seats after full council meeting

Embu Governor Martin Wambora has been elected as the Council of Governors (COG) Chairman by consensus.

Kisii Governor Jame Ongwae and his Elgeyo Marakwet counterpart Alex Tolgos will continue serving as Vice Chairman and Whip respectively.

In his remarks, Wambora said he will continue to offer guidance and direction to the Council despite the prevailing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I am greatly humbled by the trust and confidence bestowed on me by my fellow brothers and sisters. I am honored to provide leadership and direction for yet another term,” he stated

The elections were held in a Nairobi hotel on Thursday with all the 47 Governors present.

The first COG Chairman was former Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto who was succeeded by former Meru Governor Peter Munya in 2015.

In 2017 Turkana Governor Josphat Nanok was elected as the 3rd Chairman who handed the leadership button to Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya.

Governor Wambora took over as COG Chairman in January 2021.

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