MERU GOVERNOR KAWIRA MWANGAZA FACES IMPEACHMENT THREATS

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First-time Meru Governor Kawira Mwangaza faces impeachment threat after falling out with Meru MCAs.

Sixty-seven out of sixty-nine MCAs accused her of gross violation of the Constitution and gross violation of various national and county laws.

The Governor began falling out with the MCA’s soon as she assumed office. The motion of impeachment has been tabled by Abogeta West Member of county assembly Dennis Kiogora who has accused the county boss of abuse of office and gross violation of the different national and county laws.

The governor has engaged in multiple discreditable acts. The discreditable acts have exposed the office of the governor, the Assembly and its leadership and the people of Meru county, to national shame, embarrassment ridicule and disrepute,” said Kiogora.

Kawira Mwangaza

Accusations

Besides violating the constitution, Mwangaza is accused of flouting 10 national and county laws, including Public Officers Ethics Act, County Governments Act, Meru Youth Service Act, Public Appointments (County Assemblies Approval ) Act, and Fair Administrative Actions Act.

Others are the Employment Act, Leadership and Integrity Act, County Assemblies Powers and Privileges Act, Public Finance Management Act and Meru County Retention and Enhancement Fund Act.

History

On October 19, MCAs walked out of an address by Governor Mwangaza in protest. The MCAs addressed the media after the protest, accusing the governor of being hostile to them, with a few saying that her officers had humiliated them.

“As an assembly consisting of 69 members, we have resolved not to listen to the governor’s address. The reason is that we have sought an audience with the governor for the last two weeks, seeking to have a sitting with her so that we can discuss the way forward on how we are going to work for the people of Meru, which has been to no avail,” said one of the legislators.

Kawira Mwangaza will become the shortest-serving governor if the motion of impeachment tabled at the Meru county assembly sails through.

By Wanjiru Mbaru

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