Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru was on Monday elected to serve a second term as the Council of Governors (CoG) chairperson.
The governor was elected through a general consensus during a full Council meeting held in Nairobi.
After winning her second term, Waiguru revealed that she would focus on fully devolving functions and resources as well as increasing revenue allocation to counties.
In addition, Waiguru who is serving her second term as governor promised to look for ways to support counties in improving their own source revenue.
Other areas the governor has promised to concentrate on include successful universal healthcare rollout, agriculture value chain development, and value addition and trade.
Waiguru was first elected as CoG chairperson in September 2022 after she defeated Kajiado Governor Ole Lenku who had been fronted by Azimio.
She has worked closely with the National Government in rolling out universal health care and subsidised fertiliser.
The governor in her tenure has also found herself at loggerheads with the National Government and Senate over devolved funds advanced to the counties.
Immediately after winning her first term, she unsuccessfully lobbied to have the Senate increase devolved funds to 35 per cent of the national government.
While the governors have been unsuccessful in increasing amounts allocated to counties, under her tenure, the devolved units have been receiving timely disbursements from the National Government.
This is the first time since the creation of the 47 devolved units in 2013 that the National Government has not delayed disbursement to counties.
Waiguru has also been vocal in calling for restructuring of the regional development authorities and semi-autonomous government agencies that undertake county government functions.