Meru Governor Kawira Mwangaza has maintained her stand on following procedures in dealing with the Members of County Assembly (MCAs).
On Monday, Kawira, whose fallout with Meru MCAs turned ugly last week, said she is ready to respond to any questions from the ward representatives and finance their projects as long as it is well documented.
“Let the speaker bring the documents that shows the amount of money you want. Even if it is Ksh.200,000 or Ksh.200 million, I am ready to give you provided it is anchored in the law. I must have a written document, something I can show,” Kawira said.
The Governor added that she will not accept any unwritten deals with the County Assembly, since they might deny it.
“We have met at my home for dinner and agreed on the ward fund but you have denied it. We met in Mombasa, you denied. We met with the speaker and at the grassroots but you have denied. Now come with something that I can present before people, cabinet and other officers,” she said.
“We must follow the law, even if you make numerous allegations, Mama’s government is alert. I am not ready to pocket even a single coin that belongs to Mwananchi. I will not be intimidated to be a thief,” Kawira added.
The first term Governor insisted that she will disburse funds as long as there are written documents and procedures on the funds required by MCAs and the people that will be held responsible.
On claims that she is unavailable when MCAs seek audience with her, Kawira urged them to address the Deputy Governor when they can’t find her.
On October 19, the strained relationshipbetween Kawira and Meru MCAs played out when they walked out while she was addressing the assembly.
The legislators accused her of being ungracious to requests of holding discussions with them and disregarding their demands.
This would latter result into a stone throwing match, prompting police officers to lob teargas calm the situation.