The conflict between Meru MCAs and Meru Governor Kawira Mwangaza over the distribution of ward funds has been resolved, and the MCAs have sworn to focus on their constitutional duties of oversight, legislation, and representation.
The MCAs were notified that the ward fund is unlawful in a meeting called by controller of budget Dr. Margaret Nyakong’o on Friday.
The County Integrated Development Plan (CIDP) or Annual Development Plan, which will be used to identify the ward development projects, was instead promised to them (ADP).
The MCAs added that they and Governor Mwangaza had resolved their differences and were prepared to cooperate within the tight confines of the law.
However, they made a point of saying that any disagreements should be brought up with the county administrator, not them.
“She is in charge of choosing projects for the entire county, according to the governor. Ayub Bundi, speaker of the Meru County Assembly, said, “We now want to inform the people of Meru that if there is a bad road, call the governor. If you need a bursary, make a call to the governor.
The MCAs no longer have any authority to choose development projects.”
They have requested that the governor, Mwangaza, deliver a Supplementary Budget to the Assembly as soon as feasible to enable for the quick start of neighborhood initiatives.
The MCAs will now keep to their oversight function, said Meru Senator Kathuri Murungi, the Senate’s deputy speaker.