Second Time Lucky: Governor Mwangaza Saved By Senate

Meru Governor Kawira Mwangaza has escaped impeachment for a second time.

This is after Senators voted against the seven allegations levied against her.

Governor Mwangaza was accused of misappropriating and misusing county resources, nepotism and other unethical actions, as well as harassing, vilifying, and degrading other officials. She was also facing contempt of court charges and ignoring summons from the County Assembly.

Senators venting on the issue accused the County MCAs of witch hunting the governor on baseless charges, calling on the leadership to seek out peace.

Majority Leader Aaron Cheruiyot said the Senators were doomed no matter how the voting will fall through as Meru county suffered a serious issue of leadership.

Nominated Senator Karen Nyamu said impeaching the governor would kill the career of a budding leader and a step back from the gains made in electing women leadership.

Meru MCAs have impeached the governor twice. She was impeached for the first time in December 2022, but an 11-member Senate Special Committee created to investigate the grounds for her impeachment issued a report dismissing the charges.

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