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Charges levelled against Kawira Mwangaza

27th December, 2022

The Governor of Meru County Kawira Mwangaza has been impeached.

Sixty-seven (67) Members of County Assembly (MCAs), who were present in the House on Wednesday, December 14, unanimously voted to remove her from office over alleged nepotism, illegal appointments, unlawful dismissals, misleading campaigns against other leaders and gross violation of the Constitution.

Mwangaza, who won election on Independent ticket, was the first woman in Meru region to be elected governor.

She defeated political heavyweights Mithika Linturi (first runner-up) and Kiraitu Murungi (second runner-up).

Mwangaza got 209,158 votes against Murungi’s 110,850 in the August 9, 2022 gubernatorial race.