The second attempt to oust Meru Governor Kawira Mwangaza from office has kicked off at the Meru County Assembly.
Majority leader Evans Mawira tabled first notice of motion on Tuesday, outlining seven grounds on which the Assembly intends to impeach Mwangaza.
The MCAs have accused Mwangaza of misappropriation and misuse of county resources by withdrawing county funds under the guise of paying for various supplies by the Governor’s relatives who are not eligible to bid for contracts.
Mwangaza is also accused of nepotism. The MCAs alleged that the Governor appointed one Edwin Mutuma Murangiri (her husband’s nephew) as the CEO of Meru Youth Service and Acting Chief Officer, Ministry of Finance.
The MCAs further accuse Mwangaza of bullying, vilification and demeaning other leaders in the public.
Illegal appointments and usurpation of statutory powers, contempt of court, illegal naming of a public road after her husband and contempt of the Assembly are also some of the accusations labelled against the Governor.