Meru: MCAs threaten to sabotage Governor Mwangaza’s administration
Meru Governor Kawira Mwangaza had a tough time ahead of her official address in the county assembly afterward representatives threatened to boycott county government business.
The MCAs have accused Kawira Mwangaza of disrespect and failing to grant them an audience.
Kawira was on Tuesday afternoon the subject of the county assembly after lawmakers suspended business to discuss their relationship with the county head.
Before their address to the media, the MCAs, led by county assembly speaker Ayub Bundi, chanted 'bado mapambano' in open defiance to the authority of the county chief.
"The MCAs have agreed that they are not ready to listen to the governor during the address set for this afternoon,” Speaker Bundi said.
“The MCAs wanted to agree on the ward fund and how it will work. They also want to be respected during public meetings."
The Speaker said all the legislators have resorted to boycotting Kawira Mwangaza's official address of the county assembly until she grants them an audience.
The county head has however dismissed the claims, saying she had met the MCAs several times and held grassroots meetings with more than 20 of them.
"As a governor, I will not be intimidated by anyone because I swore to work for the people. I will not sit in the office to listen to the MCAs because I have to be with the people who voted for me," Mwangaza said.
She said MCAs were out to blackmail her using the pending vetting of CEC member-nominees and the supplementary budget.
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She claimed that MCAs met at the home of a Meru MP to plot how to fight her administration.
"Instead of talking about how they will pass the budget and [vet] the CECs, they are discussing greeting the governor," she said.