• The Senate rejected the impeachment of Governor Mwangaza on the basis that the charges were not substantiated.
• Mwangaza had called on President William Ruto and Gachagua to intervene in the Meru wrangles.
Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua says he is optimistic that the wrangles in Meru county will soon be a thing of the past.
On Sunday evening, he met the Meru MCAs and MPs in a bid to reconcile Governor Kawira Mwangaza and other leaders in the county.
“This evening, at my home in Nyeri, I met MCAs and MPs in a bid to broker peace between them and Governor Mwangaza as directed by President William Ruto,” Gachagua said.
After the meeting, the DP said there is progress as the Meru MCAs had expressed willingness to solve the wrangles for the sake of their people.
“I am optimistic that a way forward will be found following the intervention and the county will be back on track,” he said.
Gachagua urged the people of Meru to work closely with all the elected leaders for the sake of development of the great county of Meru.
“I will reach out to Governor Mwangaza in the follow-up intervention and I am confident that a breakthrough will be found soon,” he said.
Last month, Senate rejected the impeachment of Governor Mwangaza on the basis that the charges were not substantiated.
A report tabled by the committee chairperson Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale said Meru MCAs had failed to provide enough evidence to back their allegations.
Mwangaza was accused of nepotism, illegal appointments, unlawful dismissal and disregard of the Constitution and statutory functions of county organs.
She was also accused of appointing her husband Murega Baicu as the Hustlers ambassador and youth patron alongside other roadside appointments of county workers.
The relationship between the Governor and Meru leaders especially the MCAs had taken a left turn.
Things escalated to a level where the MCAs walked out on Mwangaza as she delivered her first speech, while opening the third county assembly.
Mwangaza had called on President William Ruto and Gachagua to intervene in the Meru wrangles.
Gachagua then gave his assurance that together with the President, they will hold a meeting with Meru leadership.
Also, Ruto asked the MCAs to organise themselves and lead the county in an appropriate manner.