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Wambora Replaces Oparanya As New CoG Chairperson

Embu Governor has been elected the new Council of Governors (CoG) chairperson to replace Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya 

Embu Governor Wambora elected new CoG chairperson
Embu Governor Wambora elected new CoG chairperson

(KDRTV)-Embu Governor has been elected the new Council of Governors (CoG) chairperson to replace Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya 

County bosses elected Wambora on Friday to replace Oparanya, who had served his two maximum terms.

At the same time, the county chiefs picked Kisii Governor James Ongwae to be the vice-chairperson.

KDRTV understands that Ongwae has been serving as the Human Resource Committee chairperson at the CoG

Governors in Westlands to elect new CoG chairperson on January 29, 2021.

CoG chairmanship is considered to be a powerful post the connects the county governments and the national executive.

There are several perks and privileges enjoyed by CoG chairpersons, including stand-by chopper funded by taxpayers through the council`s secretariat.

READ ALSO: Hassan Joho, Raila Odinga On Fight For ODM Ticket

Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana, who was considered to be a great opponent of Wambora in the race to succeed Oparanya, said he gave in since he had an interest in the presidential race

“I will not be a candidate for Council of Governors elections. As a 2022 presidential candidate, I have been advised by my team that serving in the next CoG executive can constitute a conflict of interest,”  he said on Tuesday.

However, he said he was grateful for his counterparts to have been allowed to serve as their Chief Whip.

READ ALSO: Big Win for Raila Odinga after Uhuru Meeting With Mt Kenya MCAs

The outgoing CoG chairperson Wycliffe Oparanya has also asked ODM leader Raila Odinga to return the favor by supporting his 2022 presidential bid

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