Peter Munya Elected As Council of Governors' New Chairman

  • Meru County Governor Peter Gatirau Munya has been elected the Council of Governors new Chairman, replacing Isaac Rutto.

    His win comes comes despite stiff competition from two other contestants Salim Mvurya of Kwale and Wycliffe Oparanya of Kakamega.

    Salim Mvurya retained his position as vice chair to the council while Wycliffe Oparanya has been elected the council whip.

    The election was held at Intercontinental Hotel, Nairobi, during the annual CoG meeting.

    As CoG's chair, Munya will among other duties, be in charge of the council’s fund contributed by county governments and donor organizations, believed to be millions of shillings.

    The former Assistant Minister, Ministry of East African Community will be tasked with actualizing promises made by the council during his predecessor Rutto's tenure including the Pesa Mashinnani initiative.

    A tweet by Munya thanks his fellow governors for electing him, while pledging to meet the expectations of Kenyans.

    Thank you all for the best wishes, and thanks to my fellow governors for the faith in me. Our work is cut out and we must deliver for Kenya.

    — Governor Peter Munya (@PeterMunya) May 21, 2015

    Meru governor Peter Munya.