Meru clergy hold prayers at Kawira’s residence amid imminent impeachment

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On Fri, 6 Oct, 2023 20:57 | 2 mins read
Meru clergy hold prayers at Kawira's residence amid imminent impeachment
Meru County gospel ministers gather at Governor Kawira Mwangaza's home on Friday, October 6, 2023, for prayers. PHOTO/Facebook(@BAITEFAMILY)

Meru County gospel ministers on Friday, October 6, 2023, held prayers at Governor Kawira Mwangaza's home amid her looming ouster.

In a statement shared by the county boss on her social media, the group's chairman Kiogora Magambo said the clergy was against her impeachment and is pushing for dialogue.

The religious also sought assistance from President William Ruto and Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua.

"On matters of impeachment, the clergy is not for the impeachment of the governor and is urging MCAs to desist from bringing up such an impeachment motion should shelve the motion, but embrace dialogue," Kiogora stated.


"We want to ask President Ruto to know that Meru is part of Kenya, and we voted for him and his deputy in big numbers, The Meru county politicians' call was not part of our opinion as we were not consulted."

Further, the clergy retaliated that Meru Ward representatives were being pushed to table the impeachment motion.

"The Meru County Gospel Ministers is asking Meru County assembly to take a firm stand and not table an impeachment motion and never to be coerced to withdraw support from the governor. We know political parties are pushing our MCAs to withdraw support. We now call upon them to retract and make a good decision for a better Meru," the gospel ministers said.

On the contrary, Kawira in a recent interview challenged Members of the County Assembly (MCAs) to proceed with their planned impeachment motion claiming it was being propelled by a party she declined to mention.

While insinuating that the move is a political witch hunt sponsored by her rivals Mwangaza urged the MCAs to thoroughly scrutinise and ensure the grounds are justifiable before tabling such a motion.

"Kuna watu wamesikia habari za impeachment, the governor is being impeached again. I've talked to several MCAs nisikie what is the problem because after the deputy president Rigathi Gachagua ambaye alipatiwa nafasi na president wetu kutuunganisha na kutuweka pamoja, we have been working together for more than five months but of late two weeks ago tumesikia mambo tena. After calling several MCAs wameniambia ya kwamba imesukumwa na vyama.

"Ningeomba hivi ata kama watu wanatafuta impeachment you can't get an answer minus a formula, huwezi eka impeachment ambaye haina grounds. Tungependa pia kama wameru tujue what are the grounds ambazo zinalead to impeachment," she added.

The embattled governor, however, expressed optimism that the motion will once again fail terribly since there are no justifiable grounds. She also faulted the move on a section of leaders whom she believes are positioning themselves to succeed her in the 2027 election.

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