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33 MCAs from the Meru County Assembly have vowed to support the impeachment motion against Governor Kawira Mwangaza

33 MCAs from the Meru County Assembly have vowed to support the impeachment motion against Governor Kawira Mwangaza.

 

 

Atleast 33 MCAs from the Meru County Assembly have vowed to support the impeachment motion against Governor Kawira Mwangaza.

Speaking on Tuesday, the MCAs said the impeachment was in the best interest of the county

The number includes 20 MCAs from the Devolution Empowerment Party, 10 from the Jubilee Party and three from the NOPEU Party.

Last week, MCAs led by Meru County Assembly Majority Leader Evans Mawira, said they were withdrawing their support.

“It is not our agenda to see chaos, to see drama in the county so we have decided to withdraw the support within and outside the assembly that we had given the governor,” Mawira said.

Last year, the MCAs made a similar move but hit a snag after the Senate saved her from ouster on December 30, 2022.

This was after 67 of the 69 MCAs that were present in the Meru County Assembly impeached her on December 14 on five grounds including abuse of office just 64 days after she assumed office.

Kawira pleaded not guilty to all charges.

The 11-member Senate special committee chaired by Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale said none of the 62 allegations levelled against her were substantiated.

However, new disputes have arisen between Mwangaza and her deputy, Isaac Mutuma, with legislators.

Last Sunday, angry residents at Makiri in Igembe South constituency protested and set mattresses on fire that Governor Kawira Mwangaza had gone to donate to the public.

They also slaughtered a cow that she was to present to a needy family.

Businesses were disrupted in the town as supporters of the county boss engaged in stone-throwing contests with a rival group.

Police said an unknown number of people were injured during the chaos.

So far, 10 people have been arrested over the chaos.

Governor Mwangaza said they experienced violence and part of their donations were destroyed.

“We want to express our deep disappointment and condemnation of such retrogressive behaviour. It is unacceptable to disrupt a charitable effort aimed at helping people in need,” she said.

“We strongly believe that the perpetrators of these heinous acts need to face the full force of the law. We call upon relevant agencies to investigate the matter thoroughly and take the necessary measures against those responsible. We must ensure this never happens again in our society,” Mwangaza added.

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