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Mwangaza joins UDA amid rumors of another looming impeachment

Meru Governor Kawira Mwangaza has joined President William Ruto’s United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party days after rumors of another looming impeachment.

Sources close to the Meru County Assembly had hinted that several MCAs have been plotting to table another impeachment just a few months after the Meru Governor survived the second impeachment.

Mwangaza was elected on an independent ticket and has survived two impeachment motions at the Senate. The Meru Governor had earlier expressed her fears about joining political parties.

She has however bowed to pressure from Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua to join the ruling party.

The governor made the move on Wednesday at the UDA party Headquarters in Nairobi where she was received by was received by the Party Chairperson Governor Cecily Mbarire, Party Secretary General Cleophas Malalah and the UDA Internal Disputes Resolution Committee (IDRC)Chair Rebecca Tonkei.

Mwangaza’s move however deals a significant blow to UDA allied Members of the County Assembly of Meru who have been against her leadership.

The first-term Governor said she resolved to join UDA because she supports President Ruto’s Government.

“I am a great friend to our president and his deputy and this party cares about everyone and especially women,” Mwangaza said.

Mwangaza announced that she would be seeking her re-election in 2027 via the UDA party.

The embattled Governor however pleaded for unity with the MCAs and other UDA allied leaders noting that disunity will thwart development in the region.

“I call on MCAs to join hands with me so that we can work together. I also call on other leaders allied to UDA such as my Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mithika Linturi and MPs to work with me. We need to embrace unity. I will now be on the forefront advocating for unity between our leaders. Meru is bigger than any of us,” Mwangaza said.

Her sentiments were lauded by the UDA IDRC chair who is also the Narok Woman Representative Rebecca Tonkei who called on MPs to support and unite the embattled governor calling on them to solve their differences with Mwangaza

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