The bad blood between Meru governor Kawira Mwangaza and the Members of County Assembly has continued to display itself.
This is after the MCAs rejected 7 out of 10 County Executive Committee(CEC) members that had been nominated by Mwangaza.
The MCAs approved only three CECs namely; Monica Kaithiori Kathono, Joseph Thuranira and Dickson Munene who were nominated for finance, education and legal affairs respectively.
The 7 were rejected on grounds that “they did not demonstrate knowledge on the topical, administrative and technical issues affecting their departments,” a local media house reported.
This comes at a time when Mwangaza has scheduled a consultative meeting with MCAs in a bid to solve the issues between them.
The meeting is scheduled for Thursday November 3, at the governor’s official residence. Aside from the MCAs, the county assembly speaker, MPs from Meru and Senator Murungi Kathuri have been invited for the meeting.
In the invitation letter addressed to the Meru elected and nominated leaders, Kawira noted that the misunderstandings between them had been caused by the Ward Fund issue, which she maintains that she spoke about during her maiden speech at the county Assembly on October 19.
She however said that the fund will be among the agenda of the meeting.
At the same time, the Council of Governors chair Anne Waiguru has also come up with a plan to restore peace between MCAs and Mwangaza.
Waiguru has formed a five-member committee that will oversee the peace talks between the embattled governor and MCAs.
Wajir governor Ahmed Abdullahi will chair the committee. Other members include Governor Mutula Kilonzo ( Makueni), Kenneth Lusaka (Bungoma), Cecily Mbarire ( Embu) and Muthoni Njukim( Tharaka Nithi).