Meru MCAs now say that they are ready to negotiate with Governor Kawira Mwangaza to establish unity between the executive and the county assembly for the sake of provision of services to members of the public.
Speaking ahead of a meeting set to be chaired by deputy president Rigathi Gachagua, Meru Majority Whip Jim Muchui said they are following a directive issued by the DP. A committee has already been established to represent them at the negotiating table during the forthcoming meeting.
“We are ready for a dialogue and the committee will be sitting down so that now they can be able to address issues that are of concern to us and the people of Meru,” Muchui told Citizen TV.
“We will be going to the negotiating table with the governor and we have listened to our people and we will be seeking to address the issues they have told us and have the Governor respond to them,” he said.
The majority whip further added that their main focus is to see Meru absorb allocated funds before the end of the financial year as they have lagged behind courtesy of their squabbles with the governor.
“We want this issue to be concluded as fast as possible because we are already late and some of the money should have been spent by now and we want to take as little time as possible because we want people to benefit from the funds,” he observed
Mwangaza fell out with the County Assembly members over alleged abuse of office, gross misconduct, abuse of power as well as wrongful appointments. An attempt to impeach her failed after the Senate saved her.
Speaking during a thanksgiving church service at Kerugoya Stadium in Kirinyaga today, the governor lauded the Deputy President for stepping up, meeting Meru leaders, and restoring peace among the County’s top leadership.
“I am here to say thank you to the president. The president intervened through his junior [Rigathi Gachagua] to bring peace to Meru. It has been two weeks and we have been very peaceful in Meru,” said the governor.
“The president talked to Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua who had a meeting with all leaders in Meru County where we settled the scores. As I am here we are now peaceful in Meru,” she added