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List of Counties in Kenya and their Governors 2022

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The current constitution which was promulgated in 2010 brought about the devolution and decentralization of governance and powers to 47 counties established by the constitution. Districts were replaced by counties headed by a governor. The county government constitutes the county executive and the county assembly. This article presents a list of the 47 counties in Kenya and their current governors and deputies.

The governor is the chief executive of the county while the deputy governor is the deputy chief executive of the county.

According to the 2010 Kenyan constitution, governors can vie for the gubernatorial seats for only two consecutive terms. That is two 5 year terms.

See also: Names of Senators in Kenya and their Counties

Maps of Kenyan counties

Source: maps-kenya-ke.com

Counties in Kenya and their New Governors 2022

Here is the updated list of counties in Kenya, names of newly elected governors, and their affiliated parties (KENYA KWANZA, AZIMIO and IND) in all the 47 county governments.

In the August 2022 General Election, 7 female governors were duly declared elected as county bosses. These are Susan Kihika of Nakuru,  Fatuma Achani of Kwale, Kawira Mwangaza of Meru, Cecily Mbarire of Embu, Wavinya Ndeti of Machakos, Gladys Wanga if Homa Bay and Anne Waiguru of Kirinyaga.

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COUNTY CODE COUNTY NAME GOVERNOR PARTY
001 Mombasa Abdullswamad Nassir ODM
002 Kwale Fatuma Mohamed Achani UDA
003 Kilifi Gideon Mung’aro ODM
004 Tana River  Dhadho Godhana ODM
005 Lamu Issa Timamy ANC
006 Taita-Taveta Andrew Mwadime Independent
007 Garissa Nathif Jama ODM
008 Wajir Ahmed Abdullahi Jiir ODM
009 Mandera Mohamed Adan Khalif UDM
010 Marsabit Mohamud Ali UDM
011 Isiolo Abdi Guyo Jubilee Party
012 Meru Kawira Mwangaza Independent
013 Tharaka Nithi Onesmus Muthomi Njuki UDA
014 Embu Cecily Mbarire UDA
015 Kitui Julius Malombe Wiper (WDP)
016 Machakos Wavinya Ndeti Wiper (WDP)
017 Makueni Mutula Kilonzo Wiper (WDP)
018 Nyandarua Moses Badilisha Kiarie UDA
019 Nyeri Patrick Wahome Gakuru UDA
020 Kirinyaga Anne Mumbi Waiguru UDA
021 Muranga Irungu Kangata UDA
022 Kiambu Kimani Wamatangi UDA
023 Turkana Jeremiah Lomurkai ODM
024 West Pokot Simon Kachapin UDA
025 Samburu Jonathan Lati Leleliit UDA
026 Trans-Nzoia George Natembeya DAP-K
027 Uasin Gishu Jonathan Bii UDA
028 Elgeyo-Marakwet Wesley Rotich UDA
029 Nandi Stephen Sang UDA
030 Baringo Benjamin Cheboi UDA
031 Laikipia Joshua Irungu UDA
032 Nakuru Susan Kihika UDA
033 Narok Patrick Ntutu UDA
034 Kajiado Joseph Jama Ole Lenku ODM
035 Kericho Dr Erick Kipkoech Mutai UDA
036 Bomet Hillary Barchok UDA
037 Kakamega Fernandes Odinga Barasa ODM
038 Vihiga Dr. Wilber Khasilwa Ottichilo ODM
039 Bungoma Ken Lusaka FORD Kenya
040 Busia Paul Otuoma ODM
041 Siaya James Orengo ODM
042 Kisumu Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o ODM
043 Homa Bay Gladys Wanga ODM
044 Migori Achilo Ayacko ODM
045 Kisii Simba Arati ODM
046 Nyamira Amos Kimwomi Nyaribo UPA
047 Nairobi Johnson Sakaja UDA

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