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Meru Governor Kawira Mwangaza supports dissolution of county

By Mercy Simiyu November 17th, 2023 2 min read

Meru Governor Kawira Mwangaza has expressed her willingness to back efforts aimed at dissolving the county government following her recent survival of an impeachment attempt.

Mwangaza, who emerged unscathed from the impeachment proceedings on November 8, 2023, with  Senators voting in her favor, has now signaled support for organizations gathering signatures to dissolve the county administration.

“There are several organizations that have started collecting signatures to dissolve the county after seeing the direction our MCAs have taken… as the Governor, I am ready to support their quest.”

The governor’s statement comes in the aftermath of a tumultuous impeachment process, during which most elected senators rallied to preserve her position. Notably, nominated Senators were excluded from participating in the crucial voting process.

Mwangaza’s openness to endorsing the dissolution initiative reflects the escalating tensions within the county administration. It highlights the concerns raised by various entities regarding the direction taken by Members of the County Assembly (MCAs).

As the movement gains traction, the political landscape in Meru County is likely to witness further developments in the coming days.

“Pursuant to Article 181 of the Constitution, Section 33 of the County Governments Act and Standing Order 80, the Senate resolves to remove from office by impeachment Kawira Mwangaza the governor Meru County on the seven charges; Misappropriation and misuse of County resources, nepotism and related unethical practices, bullying, vilification and diminishing other leaders, illegal appointments and usurpation of statutory powers, contempt of court, illegally naming a public road after her husband, and contempt of the assembly,” Kingi read the charge against the Meru governor to the Senate.

The embattled Meru governor was impeached for the second time on October 25, 2023, after all 59 Members of the County Assembly (MCAs) who were present at the Meru County Assembly supported a motion moved by Majority Leader Evans Mawira.

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