Governor Mwangaza apologises 70 times, but says she has done no wrong
Meru Governor Kawira Mwangaza has insisted that she had not done anything wrong even after she apologised 70 times to Members of County Assembly (MCA).
Justice Thripsisa Cherere, issuing conservatory orders, said the procedure used by MCAs to process the proposed motion was flawed and could violate the governor’s Constitutional rights.
“It is the singular authority of the court to deal with threatened violations before they happen and to give the appropriate relief, including conservatory orders in terms of Article 23 (3) of the Constitution,” the judge ruled.
Speaking after the High Court stopped the impeachment motion that was to be debated on Wednesday morning, Ms Mwangaza expressed her joy with the court’s decision. She thanked God and all those who prayed for her.
The governor also said her doors are open to MCAs who wished to work with her.
“I invite them so that we can work together. Some battles they want to engage in will not help the people of Meru. Even if I have won in court today, I humbly pray that they come and let us reason together. If saying sorry will cure the problems we are facing, I apologise to every member of the county assembly,” Ms Mwangaza said.
Ms Mwangaza urged MCAs to lay down their arms, while Speaker Ayub Bundi said ward reps could as well prepare another impeachment motion.
The governor led the crowd in saying sorry 70 times representing every member of the county assembly. A pastor counted down as the governor and residents shouted “sorry”.
Earlier, her husband Murega Baichu had apologised on her behalf, while urging the clergy to call a unity meeting of all Meru leaders.
A motion to impeach the first time governor was formally tabled at the county assembly on November 22. Sixty eight MCAs signed the petition with one absconding.