How governor Kawira Mwangaza is walking a tight rope in murky political arena

Meru governor Kawira Mwangaza might be impeached for the second time by December this year.

This is after Meru MCAs belonging to minority and Majority parties have resolved to send Mwangaza home.

61 MCAs have said they support and impeachment motion They are 27 UDA, DP and Independents, 21 from Devolution Empowerment Party, 10 from Jubilee, 3 From
National Ordinary People Enpowernment Union.

 

The star found out that a motion of impeachment is being crafted and will be tabled in the assembly soon.

Mwangaza is walking in the murky political waters he has fallen out with his deputy Mutuma M’ ithinkia.She has also fallen out with Meru MPs who have vowed to wedge war against the county boss. This might be her greatest undoing. A fortnight ago before rge President she called the legislators cartels who were out to enrich themselves at the expense of development this also did not go well with legislators who have vowed to fight her.

Kawira is walking a tight rope after also Agriculture CS Mithika Linturi who is said to have worked behind the scenes to save has also asked Meru MCAs to do their constitutional mandate and impeach her.

Linturi who spoke on Friday after visiting Meru Deputy governor Mutuma M’ithinkia who is admitted in Karen hospital said Meru is bigger that Anyone.

 

“Meru residents should do what is necessary as Meru has become a laughing stock across the nation,” Linturi said.

Linturi said that instead of Meru having a leadership problem the constitution allows the MCAs to carry out the mandate.

A vernacular TV station on Tuesday night reported that Nakuru governor Susan Kihika and Kirinyaga governor Ann Waiguru are trying to save Meru governor Kawira Mwangaza from the Impeachment that might send her political career into oblivion. Meru leaders have warned other leaders not to interfere with internal matters National Ordinary People Empowerment Union said Meru chairman Julius Mbijiwe said Kihika and Waiguru should stop meddling with Meru bedroom affairs. Linturi has also asked Gachagua not to save Mwangaza.

Apart from not respecting other leaders Mwangaza is also accused of using Okolea to intimidate other leaders. There has been questions how is able to separate the program with from her official gubernatorial duties.

the governor,” Mawira said.

Last year, the MCAs made a similar move but hit a snag after the Senate saved her from ouster on December 30, 2022.

This was after 67 of the 69 MCAs that were present in the Meru County Assembly impeached her on December 14 on five grounds including abuse of office just 64 days after she assumed office.

Kawira pleaded not guilty to all charges.

The 11-member Senate special committee chaired by Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale said none of the 62 allegations levelled against her were substantiated.

Already majority and minority parties balls to send Mwangaza home.Kenya Kwanza MCAs at Meru County Assembly have withdrawn their support for Governor Kawira Mwangaza.

They spoke on Saturday when they addressed the press at Gatimene Gardens Hotel.

Meru Majority leader Evans Mawira (Mitunguu) said 27 Kenya Kwanza MCAs appended their signatures and will soon table an impeachment motion against Mwangaza.

13MCA of former Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi’s Devolution Empowerment Party pupolary known as Mbus on Monday also resolved to support an impeachment motion.

Kawira on her part has changed her Okolea program to now be going door to door. On Sunday a photo of her lying down the pulpit and being prayed for and anointed with oil at her church in Meru has surfaced. Photos of her doing Okolea on Sunday have also gone viral.

It remains to be seen how Mwangaza who clinched the seat after trouncing Agriculture CS Mithika Linturi and
former Meru governor Kiraitu Murungi who hadn’t lost for 35 years.

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