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‘We’re forced to sleep in separate houses’ – Governor Mwangaza’s husband decries harassment from Meru MCAs



By Wanja Waweru

On Friday, October 28, Meru Governor Kawira Mwangaza stated that she is prepared to defend herself in the event that an impeachment motion is brought against her.
Kawira asserted that she had done nothing wrong when she spoke to the media at Milimani Law Courts alongside her husband Murega Baichu and her attorney Danstan Omari.
“The impeachment motion they are saying they will sponsor is hot air. Let them take the impeachment motion to the County Assembly and to the Senate after that we go to the High Court… I am ready to defend myself because I know I have done nothing wrong,” Mwangaza stated.
As the citizens of Meru already picked on August who they wanted to lead them, the embattled head of the county indicated she would not be coerced into acting like “thief” and breaking the law for the MCAs.
“We have a lot of issues in Meru. The residents have started eating dead camels, kids are eating roots, people are dying of hunger… Why are they not focusing on that?” she posed.
Murega Baichu, Mwangaza’s spouse, asserted that the ongoing harassment by the MCAs had resulted in gender-based violence against him.
He asserted that he was forced to use boda boda since he was forbidden from using his wife’s official car to travel in when she attends different events.
“I want EACC to help me because after EACC wrote that letter I am forced to board a bodaboda to move around because I am not allowed to enter the governor’s car,” he said.

He also claims he is now forced to sleep in a separate house away from the governor since some MCAs believe he should not sleep at the official residence of the governor.

“The Governor was given an official residence, and now I am told I am not supposed to sleep there because I am not a state officer… I want EACC to help me so that I can know my boundaries,” he said.

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