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Meru Governor Kawira Mwangaza reveals plan to join UDA

Monday, July 3rd, 2023 14:55 | By
Meru governor Kawira Mwangaza.
Meru governor Kawira Mwangaza. PHOTO/David Muchui

Meru Governor Kawira Mwangaza has revealed that she is ready to join President William Ruto's United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party.

Mwangaza, elected as an Independent candidate in August 2022, was responding to Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua, who invited her to join the ruling party.

"We have told the governor to stop working alone and join us (UDA). We are ready to embrace and work with you," Gachagua told Mwangaza.

Speaking at Kaaga primary school, North Imenti constituency in Meru County, over the weekend, Mwangaza, who donned a yellow dress, said she was considering the request.

"The president asked my people if I should join UDA and they agreed. That is why I have donned a yellow dress to show that I am considering the request," she said.

If she joins the government side, she will be among several politicians who have changed allegiance to join the government months after the elections.

Among the big names who have seemingly changed allegiance to join the government include Lang'ata MP Felix Odiwuor alias Jalang'o (ODM), nominated MP Sabina Chege (Jubilee), EALA MP Kanini Kega (MP) and Bondo MP Gideon Ochanda (ODM) among others.

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