STANDOFF

Meru MPs to snub Mwangaza’s Thursday meeting with MCAs

Many were disgruntled by the manner the invitation was initially communicated

In Summary
  • Mwangaza had rejected their pleas to factor in Ward Fund in her budget.
  • The governor even wrote to the Controller of Budget.
Meru Governor Kawira Mwangaza donates a dairy cow to a needy woman accompanied by her deputy Mutuma M'ethinkia.
Meru Governor Kawira Mwangaza donates a dairy cow to a needy woman accompanied by her deputy Mutuma M'ethinkia.
Image: GERALD MUTETHIA

Meru MPs have said they will not attend a meeting organised by Governor Kawira Mwangaza which seeks to find an amicable solution to a standoff between her and MCAs.

Mwangaza had written to the MPs through their chairman John Kanyuithia Mutunga (Tigania West) to attend the meeting. 

Meru county assembly speaker Ayub Bundi on Tuesday read the invitation letter to all MCAs at the chambers.

However, many were disgruntled by the manner the invitation was initially communicated by the governor who posted the invitation on her Facebook page Monday night.

Mwangaza had rejected their pleas to factor in Ward Fund in her budget.

The governor wrote to the Controller of Budget.

“May I take this opportunity to invite all the Honorable Members of The Meru County Assembly led by Speaker Ayub Bundi and All Meru MPs led by their chair Mutunga Kanyuithia and Senator Kathuri Murungi (deputy speaker senate for a consultative meeting on November 3, at Meru governor's official residence at 9 am,” Kawira wrote on her page.

Murungi said he won’t be available on Thursday saying he stands accused by Mwangaza of funning the wrangles.

“Nilibeba kibuyu ya maji mkasema nimebeba mafuta ya supper petrol. Sasa kila mtu apambane na hali yake. I keep my lane. Presiding over an induction workshop for the Senate Business Committee and Senators in Mombasa, 31 Oct-November 5,” Kathuri wrote on Facebook.

Tigania East MP Mpuru Aburi, Rahim Dawood (Imenti North), Shadrack Mwiti (Imenti South) and Moses Kirima (Imenti Central) have distanced themselves from the standoff saying the invitation was hurriedly and non-procedurally done.

“My heart is bleeding. I touched where my heart belongs and told Meru people to vote in Kawira. I will on January 22, 2023, go to the top mountain to pray. Await the outcome.  Kawira has accused me of fanning disagreement between her and MCAs despite my efforts to campaign for her. I am sad,” Mpuru said.

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