Meru Governor Kawira Mwangaza has survived an onslaught after Meru High court suspended her impending impeachment motion.

Justice Wamae Cherere of Meru High Court said the Meru County Assembly did not follow the proper procedure when they initiated the motion.

Last week, the embattled governor moved to court seeking orders to bar the Meru County Assembly from debating the motion.

Mwangaza, through her lawyer Elias Mutuma opined that a stranger in the Meru County Assembly called and signed the publication of the impeachment motion.

Mwangaza further argued that since 68 out of 69 Members of the County Assembly (MCAs) approved the motion, the assembly had a predetermined mindset.

On November 21, 2022, the Abogeta West MCA Dennis Kiogora, who doubles as the Minority Chief Whip tabled Mwangaza’s impeachment motion.

Meru MCAs have been at loggerheads with the governor over several issues, including the ward fund allocation.

The MCAs had walked out on Mwangaza ahead of the official opening of the county assembly after they accused her of disrespect and sidelining.

Their onslaught on the governor included rejecting almost half of her cabinet nominees.