Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya has been elected as the fourth Chairman of the powerful Council of Governors (COG) lobby.

His Vice Chairman is Murang'a's Mwangi wa Iria who replaces Kirinyaga's Anne Waiguru. Makueni's Prof Kivutha Kibwana is Chief Whip.

Bungoma's Wycliffe Wangamati will chair Finance, Planning, Economic Affairs and ICT committee. Kisii's James Ongwae will chair human resources, labour and social welfare committee.

Kericho's Prof Paul Chepkwony will chair gender, youth, sports, Culture and social services. Bomet's Dr Joyce Laboso will chair education committee.

Tharaka Nithi's Muthomi Njuki will be in charge of Agriclulture as Moses Lenolkulal will be in charge of arid and semi-arid areas.

Kilifi's Amason Kingi will be in charge of legal affairs, human rights, inter-governmental relations, security and foreign affairs.

Narok's Samuel Ole Tunai will manage tourism and natural resources while Nakuru's Lee Kinyanjui will deal in urban planning, housing, development, lands, infrastructure and energy.

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