Nanok: Let Supreme Court rule on funding of governors' council - 6 months ago, 10 Aug 10:47

By: Kennedy Kimanthi

The Council of Governors (CoG) has defended the financing of its activities by county governments.

CoG Chairman Josphat Nanok said funding from Treasury is insufficient and prompting the council, which is a statutory body recognised by the Constitution, to seek donations to run its operations.

“In other jurisdictions with similar practices like the US, the National Governors’ Association Center for Best Practices is funded by dues from individual states, federal grants and contracts, private foundation grants and dues from corporate fellows,” Mr Nanok said.

The Senate County Assembly and Investments Committee this week directed the council to refund counties all the funds they have been contributing as annual subscription fees.

The committee chaired by Homa Bay Senator Moses Kajwang’ ruled that the disbursement is unconstitutional as the Intergovernmental Relations Act mandates the Treasury to fund the council.

But Mr Nanok wants the Senate to let the Supreme Court make its ...
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