List of all the 47 Elected Governors in 2023 and their Parties

Learn about the responsibilities and impact of Kenya's 47 elected county governors from the 2023 election.

Jun 19, 2023 - 11:45
Jun 19, 2023 - 11:47
List of all the 47 Elected Governors in 2023 and their Parties
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The 2023 election was a significant event in the history of Kenya, involving the participation of millions of citizens across the country's 47 counties. This democratic exercise saw leaders elected into various political seats, ranging from the presidency to county governors, senators, woman representatives, MPs, and MCAs. This article will focus primarily on the elected county governors, offering an in-depth analysis of their affiliations and the political dynamics at play.

The County Governors Elected in 2023

The 2023 elections were not without their fair share of intrigue. While most counties conducted their gubernatorial elections, a couple had their elections postponed due to logistical issues. Despite these hitches, the results eventually trickled in, clearly indicating the country's political landscape.

Note: The following is a hypothetical list. Any resemblance to real persons or events is purely coincidental.

The list below shows the 47 county governors elected in 2023 and their political parties.

Code County Name Governor Party
001 Mombasa Abdulswamad Nassir ODM
002 Kwale Fatuma Achani UDA
003 Kilifi Gideon Mung’aro ODM
004 Tana River Dhadho Godhana ODM
005 Lamu Issa Abdallah Timamy ANC
006 Taita Taveta Andrew Mwadime Independent
007 Garissa Nathif Jama ODM
008 Wajir Ahmed Abdullahi ODM
009 Mandera Mohamed Adan Khalif UDM
010 Marsabit Mohamud Ali ODM
011 Isiolo Abdi Hassan Guyo Jubilee Party
012 Meru Kawira Mwangaza Independent
013 Tharaka Muthomi Njuki UDA
014 Embu Cecily Mbarire UDA
015 Kitui Julius Malombe Wiper party
016 Machakos Wavinya Ndeti Wiper party
017 Makueni Mutula Kilonzo Wiper party
018 Nyandarua Moses Badilisha Kiarie UDA
019 Nyeri Mutahi Kahiga UDA
020 Kirinyaga Anne Waiguru UDA
021 Murang’a Irungu Kang’ata 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 Wisley 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 Ole Ntutu UDA
034 Kajiado Joseph Ole Lenku ODM
035 Kericho Dr. Erick Kipkoech Mutai UDA
036 Bomet Hillary Barchok UDA
037 Kakamega Fernandes Barasa ODM
038 Vihiga Wilber Ottichilo ODM
039 Bungoma Ken Lusaka Ford Kenya
040 Busia Paul Otuoma ODM
041 Siaya James Orengo ODM
042 Kisumu Anyang’ Nyong’o ODM
043 Homa Bay Gladys Wanga ODM
044 Migori Ochillo Ayacko ODM
045 Kisii Simba Arati ODM
046 Nyamira Amos Nyaribo UPA
047 Nairobi Johnson Sakaja UDA

The Responsibilities of the Elected Governors

Each of the 47 elected governors is mandated to serve their counties diligently. These roles are highlighted below:

  • Leadership of the County Executive: The governor appoints the county executive committee, chairs the meetings, and ensures the performance of all functions within the county. They also decide the portfolio structure for the county executive committee to address the tasks and competencies assigned to the county.
  • Representing the County: The governor represents the county in national and international fora. This includes intergovernmental relations involving the federal and county governments and other counties.
  • Making, Approving, and Implementing County Policies: The governor submits county plans and policies to the county assembly for approval. Upon approval, the governor implements these policies with the help of the county executive committee.
  • Perform State Functions: A county governor may perform certain state functions in consultation with the president.

Governors are mandated to serve a maximum of two five-year terms, as stated in Article 180 (7) of the Constitution.

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The 2023 election highlighted the political inclinations of Kenya's 47 counties, with the elected governors providing a snapshot of the current political landscape. While each governor has a mandate to serve their respective counties, their collective actions and decisions will significantly impact the direction of Kenya's political and economic trajectory over the next few years.


How many terms can a governor serve in Kenya?

A governor can serve a maximum of two five-year terms according to Article 180 (7) of the Constitution.

What are the main roles of a county governor in Kenya?

The main roles include leading the county executive, representing the county, making, approving, and implementing county policies, and potentially performing certain state functions.

What happened during the 2023 elections in Kenya?

The 2023 elections were an important democratic exercise, with Kenyans electing leaders into various seats, including county governors, senators, woman representatives, MPs, and MCAs.

How many counties are in Kenya?

Kenya has 47 counties.

Who was elected governor of Nairobi County in 2023?

In the 2023 elections, Johnson Sakaja of the UDA party was elected Nairobi's governor.

Who was the governor elected in Mombasa County in 2023?

Abdulswamad Nassir of the ODM party was elected Mombasa's governor in the 2023 elections.


This article is based on hypothetical scenarios and does not represent political events or affiliations. Any resemblance to real persons or events is purely coincidental. The information presented here is intended for informational purposes only and should not be used as a reference for actual political decisions or actions.

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