Meru MCAs End Tussle With Governor Mwangaza

Meru Governor Kawira Mwangaza and members of the County Assembly have finally settled their differences after months of squabbling that had stymied county development projects.

On Monday, February 20, the two parties held a reconciliatory meeting at the county chambers and agreed to work together for the benefit of Meru residents.

“We will work together to ensure that the people of Meru have access to good roads, ECDE classes, sufficient water, a conducive environment to operate businesses, quality and affordable healthcare services and a robust agricultural sector among other sustainable development projects,” Mwangaza said.

“This is the beginning of great things in Meru County. Today’s winners are the people of Meru,” she added.

Governor Mwangaza expressed gratitude to President Ruto and Deputy President Gachagua for mediating the peace talks and stated her willingness to work with all leaders, regardless of political affiliation.

She also thanked Meru Woman Representative Elizabeth Kailemia for serving as an impartial liaison between the county’s executive and legislative branches.

The MCAs, led by Speaker Solomon Bundi, expressed their support for Governor Mwangaza and pledged to put aside personal interests for the sake of Meru’s development.

They stated that they would oversee the implementation of various projects such as roads, water, education, health, and agriculture, as well as facilitate the effective use of ward development funds.

Governor Mwangaza, who was elected as an independent candidate in 2022 after defeating former Governor Kiraitu Murungi, has been criticised by some MCAs for mismanagement, nepotism, and corruption.

The MCAs had previously protested her administration and threatened to impeach her.