The ongoing political wrangles in Meru have taken a new twist after Public Service Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria raised concerns about Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua’s involvement.
CS Kuria suggested that Gachagua’s remarks might have played a role in the recent arrest of Meru Governor Kawira Mwangaza.
Yesterday CS Kuria shared a video depicting Governor Mwangaza’s arrest during one of her charity events, the ‘one cow per needy family project’ in Imenti Central Sub-County.
Kuria openly questioned the intent behind Deputy President Gachagua’s directive to Meru County leaders to resolve their internal conflicts, saying, “Is this what Gachagua meant that ‘Meru problems be solved in Meru by Merians’?”
He also expressed his disapproval of the governor’s arrest, comparing it to the government’s past actions against some politicians.
“It is wrong to harass Governor Kawira Mwangaza in exactly the same way the other government was harassing some of us,” Kuria stated.
Gachagua recently called for a peaceful resolution of the leadership disputes within Meru County, which had threatened development in the region.
“It is my desire that my dear brothers and sisters, you make peace for development of this county. I request you with due respect. I ask the political, religious and elders to sit down and bring peace,” the Deputy President said.
“The Mountain (Mt Kenya) is one. The people of the region have the same interests. We must be united,” he said.
He cautioned that he will expose any leader, who may be working against the unity of the region, saying it is his responsibility to bring the people together.
“I am uniting this region behind President Ruto to a man. We are working with all our leaders, including those in Azimio (La Umoja One Coalition),” Mr Gachagua added.
He urged political, religious, and community leaders to come together and find a solution, emphasizing the importance of peace for the county’s development.
Gachagua, who had previously intervened to mediate between Governor Mwangaza and the County Assembly when an impeachment motion was raised in November 2022, indicated that the people of Meru should have the capacity to determine their own destiny and maintain peace within the region.
In response to the recent events, Gachagua emphasized the unity of the region and its commitment to working with leaders from various political affiliations to support President Ruto.
He also warned that any leader working against the unity of the region would face exposure.