Meru MCAs table another impeachment motion against Governor Kawira Mwangaza
Written by Inka FM on 18 October 2023
Meru Members of County Assembly (MCAs) have tabled another impeachment motion against Governor Kawira Mwangaza.
According to the impeachment motion tabled by Mituguu MCA Evans Mawira, the governor has been engaged in several acts of gross misconduct and misappropriation and misuse of county resources.
“The Governor’s continued stay in office has persistently undermined effective and efficient service delivery and gravely hurt the interests of the people of the County,” Mawira said.
The governor is also facing allegations of nepotism for employing husband’s nephew as the CEO of Meru Youth Service (MYS) and Acting Chief Officer of the Department of Finance.
Further, she is alleged to have taken her relatives on overseas trips using county resources in the guise that they are experts.
She is also accused of misusing county resources including funds and vehicles to run her charity initiative dubbed Okolea, despite promising the Senate to refrain from such operations.
“The Governor has, despite a previous impeachment process and warnings from the Senate, persisted in discreditable acts that singly and collectively amount to gross violation of the Constitution, gross violation of various national and county laws, gross abuse of office and gross misconduct,” Mawira stated.
More accusations against Mwangaza
Mwangaza is also accused of bullying, vilification and demeaning other leaders in the county, illegal appointments, and usurpation of statutory powers.
In one of the instances, she is accused of excluding her Deputy, Isaac Mutuma from County Executive Committee meetings and other official functions.
“Encouraging and condoning insubordination and the making of insulting and demeaning public utterances by subordinate staff against the Deputy Governor and other elected leaders,” Mawira added.
“The governor has assigned diplomatic duties of engaging with foreign diplomats and dignitaries to her unqualified sisters Miriam Guantai and Rose Guantai.”
She has also been accused of illegally naming a public road after her husband.
Mwangaza survived another impeachment in December 2022, which was thrown out by a committee chaired by Kakamega Senator Bony Khalwalwe.
The Khalwale-led committee demanded for more evidence from the MCAs.