No ‘Mwangaza’ in Meru as MCA reject 7 of 10 cabinet nominees
Meru governor Kawira Mwangaza’s political woes continued on Tuesday after the Members of the County Assembly (MCA) rejected seven out of ten cabinet members she had nominated.
The governor had nominated the rejected members to serve in various portfolios as he bids to set her agenda but instead, the MCAs after vetting say the nominees have insufficient knowledge on issues affecting their dockets.
This is the biggest number of Executive Committee Members (CECS) rejected in all 47 county assemblies.
The rejection comes days after Ms Mwangaza was summoned by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) to respond to allegations of nepotism, conflict of interest, and irregular recruitment.
She has been accused of employing two of her sisters and her husband and responded by saying her husband was not on salary while her sister was an officer seconded to her by the National Police Service.
The other sister is her personal chef, she says, who has worked for her for the past five years since her stint as a Woman Representative.
Prior to being on EACC’s radar, Meru’s Members of County Assembly (MCA’s) walked out on her during her maiden speech in the county assembly, accusing her of among other denying them development funds.
The governor responded by accusing them of being possessed and being used by her political rivals.
She vowed not to be intimidated.
The MCAs have retaliated by instituting an impeachment motion against her.