A week after Meru Governor Kawira Mwangaza survived a second impeachment in the senate, the relationship between the County Executive and the assembly continues to be broken. Just as the dust settles, a Meru resident who wants the Senate decision set aside has moved to the High Court. Michael Kibutha wants the court to find that Governor Mwangaza was procedurally impeached for gross violation of the Constitution.
On the flip side, Henry Muriithi, a resident, has urged President William Ruto to dissolve the dysfunctional Meru County government, emphasizing that the county’s failure to meet the devolution objectives warrants immediate dissolution. In response, Governor Mwangaza supports the dissolution calls and expresses readiness to seek re-election, despite facing criticism and three impeachment attempts. The accusations against her include misappropriation of resources, nepotism, bullying, illegal appointments, and contempt of court, among others. Notably, a Senate plenary on November 8 failed to uphold the impeachment