Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua holds reconciliatory meeting with Meru leaders

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua on Tuesday held a reconciliatory meeting with the leadership of Meru County.

The meeting held at Harambee House Annex in Nairobi aimed at finding an amicable solution to the leadership problems that has bedeviled the County since last year.

In attendance were Meru Governor Kawira Mwangaza, Deputy Governor Mutuma M’Ethingia, Senator Kathuri Murungi and Speaker Ayub Bundi.

Also present were Assembly leaders Ali Mwenda (Deputy Speaker), Evans Mawira (Majority Leader), Jim Muchui (Majority Whip), Mwenda Ithili (Minority Leader) and DMK Kiogora (Minority Whip).

The Deputy President has separately held meetings with elected members of the National Assembly and the Senate from Meru County in an attempt to understand what ails the County.

Meru Governor Kawira Mwangaza has been at loggerheads with Meru County MCAs who accused her of nepotism, illegal appointment and unlawful dismissals and usurpation of the Constitution.

Governor Mwangaza’s impeachment was overturned by the Senate on grounds that the MCAs had not proved the allegations leveled against the Governor.

The 11-member Senate committee that investigated the charges against the Governor noted the hostile relationship between the MCAs and Mwangaza.

“The Committee observed that in the course of its investigation, it became apparent that matters in Meru county relating to leadership and governance were not in a satisfactory state.” 

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