Gachagua meets Meru leaders, urges them to work together
Deputy President (DP) Rigathi Gachagua on Tuesday, February 7 met leaders from Meru County in a bid to end wrangles that have marred the county since last year.
The DP said the meeting was a culmination of the efforts to reconcile the leaders after months of wrangling and misunderstanding.
"Today, at Harambee House Annex, I hosted a reconciliation meeting for Meru leaders to firm up cordial working relations among them for the benefit of the people in the county.
"I had already met the leaders separately and today’s meeting was a culmination of the efforts to reconcile them after months of wrangling and misunderstanding," Gachagua said in a statement.
In attendance were Meru Governor Kawira Mwangaza, Deputy Governor Mutuma M’Ethingia, Senator Kathuri Murungi, Assembly Speaker Ayub Bundi; MPs John Mutunga (Tigania West), Mugambi Rindikiri (Buuri), Kirima Moses (Imenti Central) and Woman Representative Karambu Kailemia.
Also present were Assembly leaders, Ali Mwenda (Deputy Speaker), Evans Mawira (Majority Leader), Jim Muchui (Majority Whip), Mwenda Ithili (Minority Leader) and DMK Kiogora (Minority Whip).
Gachagua on development of Meru
"Meru is important to us. The people in the county voted for us to a man. It is a critical county to the President and all of us. We owe them gratitude and we must repay by working hard for them.
"There will be no development in an environment full of wrangles," the DP added.
Meru Governor Kawira Mwangaza has been at loggerheads with her Members of County Assembly (MCAs) over ward fund and appointments to various county positions.
Mwangaza survived an impeachment motion at the Senate last December after 67 out of 68 MCAs voted to remove her from office.