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Key Actors

Besides the County Government, many actors are involved in county governance and service delivery processes. The Constitution of Kenya and other legislation defines the actors and their respective roles. Explore the links below to find out more about the roles of each actor.


Civil Society

Citizens and non-state actors such as civil society organizations, academia, private sector and business groups

County Government

The County Assembly, County Executive, and key associations representing county government officials

National Government

Key national government institutions and their role in county governance


Inter-Governmental Relations 

Key institutions and commissions that

facilitate the relations between governments

The Judiciary

The system of independent courts that administer justice at both county and national level

Capacity Development Institutions

The key institutions or actors that play a role in capacity development in Kenya