DP Gachagua on peacekeeping role in Meru County leadership
Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua on Sunday evening met with members of the Meru County Assembly and MPs at his Sagana home in Mathira, Nyeri, to broker peace between them and Meru County Governor Kawira Mwangaza.
The meeting was held at the directive of President William Samoei Ruto, who asked for the leadership to work together for the benefit of the people and development in the county.
“I am happy with the progress we have made at the meeting and the willingness of the MCAs, particularly, to resolve the wrangles for the sake of their people and the county,” said Gachagua.
This was the second engagement Gachagua had with the Meru leadership, with a similar meeting being held in Nairobi last week with MPs from the county.
Gachagua expressed optimism that a way forward would be found following the intervention, and that the county would be back on track.
“I will reach out to Governor Kawira in the follow-up intervention and I am confident that a breakthrough will be found soon,” he said.
Gachagua also urged the people of Meru County to work closely with all their elected leaders for the sake of development in the region.
“I urge the people of Meru County to work closely with all the elected leaders for the sake of development of the great County of Meru,” he said.
The meetings come following Kawira Mwangaza’s survival from impeachment.
According to the Senate Special Committee, which was chaired by Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale, none of the accusations made against Governor Mwangaza by members of the Meru County Assembly could be supported or demonstrated by her accusers.
67 of the 69 members of the Meru County Assembly had voted to impeach Governor Mwangaza.