Meru Governor Kawira Mwangaza under-siege
Governor Kawira Mwangaza

Members of the County Assembly (MCAS) didn't pay attention to Governor Kawira Mwangaza's speech in the House, so chaos broke out in the Meru County Assembly on Wednesday.

As Governor Kawira Mwangaza's presentation in the House was ignored by members of the County Assembly (MCAS), mayhem ensued in the Meru County Assembly on Wednesday. 

Governor Kawira was denied access to the building while some members chanted "Hatutaki."

The legislators alleged that the governor had been unkind to their pleas for the last two weeks to conduct meetings with them and had disregarded their concerns. They cited pride as the reason for the denial.

They also said that Governor Kawira and her staff had put them down by not acknowledging them as elected officials.

In a statement to the media on Tuesday, an MCA stated, "As an assembly consisting of 69 members, we have today settled that we are not paying any attention to the Governor's address. The possible explanation is that we have been requesting an audience with the governor for the last two weeks in an effort to have a sitting with her so that we can continue to debate the way forward on how we are going to work for the people of Meru, but to no avail. "

The County Assembly members have been elected, therefore we ought to treat them with respect even when the governor's office and her officials are out there trying to denigrate them.

So, they said they would not answer the governor's summons unless their conditions were met.

They say that without good communication, all growth in the county would be slowed down, making the expectations of county voters unrealistic.

"We thus believe that we are not prepared to offer the governor our time if she does not want to hear our conditions and expectations as well as the needs of our electorate," they said.

"We must establish a functioning partnership in order for us to go ahead. The governor must realize that the country's two branches of government—the legislative and the executive—are interdependent and that neither can operate well alone. We reassure her that we are prepared to help her, but without a sitting, this cannot happen. "

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