•Last Friday, Waiguru together with the committee held separate meetings with Governor Mwangaza and the MCAs.
•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.
Meru Governor Kawira Mwangaza has called off the much-anticipated reconciliation meeting with the county leaders.
This is after Meru MPs said they will not attend the meeting organised by Governor which was seeking to find an amicable solution to a standoff between her and MCAs.
Speaking on Wednesday, she stated that the MPs said they were busy and will not be available.
" Unfortunately they have written letters saying they will not be available. When they get the time they will let me know," Mwangaza said.
Mwangaza had earlier written to the MPs through their chairman John Kanyuithia Mutunga (Tigania West) to attend the meeting.
On the assembly side, Meru county assembly speaker Ayub Bundi read the invitation letter to all MCAs at the chambers.
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.
Governor Kawira Mwangaza has been in the eye of a storm in recent days following a political feud with the Members of the County Assembly.
The leadership tiff has threatened service delivery at the county.
Already, a petitioner has laid grounds upon which he wants the MCAs to impeach the governor.
Salesio Thuranira, a Meru resident, argues Kawira went against the law and claimed some of her appointments had not been subjected to a competitive process and had not received the nod of MCAs.
The legislators have also accused Mwangaza of sidelining them in county development matters.
But Mwangaza defended herself against the MCAs, accusing them of demanding ward development funds.
Council of Governor chairperson Anne Waiguru took a centre position in bringing peace to the County Government of Meru.
As a result, Waiguru who doubles up as Kirinyaga Governor set up a five-member committee which will oversee the ‘peace talks’ between Governor Mwangaza and MCAs.
The committee is chaired by Wajir Governor Ahmed Abdullahi and has Governor Mutula Kilonzo ( Makueni), Kenneth Lusaka (Bungoma), Cecile Mbarire ( Embu) and Muthoni Njukim( Tharaka Nithi) as its members.
Last Friday, Waiguru together with the committee held separate meetings with Governor Mwangaza and the MCAs.
She later had another sit-down with Mwangaza and the assembly’s leadership, led by Speaker Ayub Bundi in the presence of the Abdulahi-led committee.
The meetings took place on the same day Mwangaza had presented herself before the Ethics and Anti-Corruption (EACC) where she denied claims of nepotism and corruption.
The anti-graft agency had summoned the Governor to answer to the allegations levelled against her by the ward representatives who also accused her of being rude and disrespectful.
In an attempt to end the bad blood, Governor Mwangaza called a consultative meeting of all elected and nominated leaders on Thursday.
However, she has called off the meeting.