Meru resident files petition to compel MCAs to impeach Governor Kawira Mwangaza
A Meru county resident has filed a petition to the Meru County Assembly seeking to compel MCAs to initiate impeachment proceedings against Governor Kawira Mwangaza.
Salesio Mutuma Thuranira wants the governor to be impeached due to “gross misconduct and abuse of office”.
In his petition, Mutuma faulted Mwangaza for appointing Francis Mugai as General Manager of the Meru County Revenue Board claiming the move is in violation of Section 6 of the MOW Revenue Board Act. 2014, which states that such appointments must go through a competitive process and must be approved by the County Assembly.
He also accused the governor of using his husband, Murega Baichu, as a county representative, claiming that Baichu is not a state officer and is not authorized to conduct business on behalf of the county.
Furthermore, he claimed Mwangaza has publicly stated that she is unwilling to work with other leaders because she is an “independent Governor”.
, accusing her of publicly humiliating them and also unveiling her Cabinet Team, which he claims is a violation of the constitution.
“The husband to her PA is the official diver of the governor. Her cousin is the government spokesman and her husband is the MYS patron which is clearly nepotism an illegality and irregularity,” Mutuma said in his petition.
Mwangaza’s trouble with MCAs
Meru county MCAs have been enraged by Mwangaza’s alleged failure to be specific about the implementation of a proposed ward fund.
Mwangaza promised in her manifesto to allocate Sh100 million per ward, which could be a tall order.
MCAs saw an opportunity to negotiate for a ward fund when the governor expressed interest in speaking to the assembly, but county speaker Ayub Bundi said their calls to the governor went unanswered, prompting them to walk out of her inaugural address.
Mwangaza has however said that she will not be intimidated by the MCAs to fulfill their demands.