On Wednesday, Public Service Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria hinted that Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua’s remarks may have led to Meru Governor Kawira Mwangaza’s arrest.
While sharing the arrest video, the CS questioned what the DP meant when he directed the leaders of Meru County to resolve their wrangles.
“Is this what Gachagua meant that ‘Meru problems be solved in Meru by Merians’,” he wrote.
Public Service Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria at an event on August 22, 2023
CS Kuria noted that it was wrong for the current government to harass critics in the same manner the former administration did.
“It is wrong to harass Governor Kawira Mwangaza in exactly the same way the other government was harassing some of us,” he stated.
On October 1, Gachagua announced he would keep off with the ongoing wrangles in the country and let the elected leaders solve the issues.
The second in command revealed that he and President William Ruto would not intervene as they did early in the year when Mwanganza was facing impeachment.
Mwangaza was arrested during one of her charity events ‘one cow per needy family project’ in Imenti Central Sub-County.
According to the governor, the police refused to take her to the police station and press charges. She was reportedly held in the police car for two hours.
“I am under arrest now for donating a cow to a needy family,” she stated.
However, the police explained it was a case of mistaken identity and set the governor free. The officers apologized adding that the incident was not malicious.
The National Police Service (NPS) clarified that the governor was not arrested as she claimed.
Meru Governor Kawira Mwangaza arrested in Imenti on Wednesday, October 18, 2023.