Meru governor-elect Kawira Mwangaza was on Thursday, August 25, sworn into office.
During her swearing-in ceremony, Murega Baichu, a Meru-based musician and husband to Meru governor-elect was among the musicians who performed at the ceremony with his iconic guitar.
This raised sharp reactions from Kawira Mwangaza’s political rivals who letter claimed that the newly elected county boss paid her lover to a tune of KSh 1.2 million for entertaining her wife.
However, in a quick rejoinder, Kawira Mwanga refuted claims that her lover was awesomely paid by the Meru Couty government for performing during her swearing-in ceremony.
In a statement posted on her official Twitter account on Sunday, August 28, the third Meru governor-elect rubbished the claims adding that her husband did not receive any form of payment for his performance during her swearing-in ceremony.
She however promised that she will spend part of her first-month salary to reward her hubby for entertaining the guests during her inauguration ceremony.
“Clarification on lies being peddled by our political competitors. I only assumed office after being sworn in. So there is no way I could have initiated or approved any payment. The inauguration ceremony was budgeted for by Transition Committee chaired by the Outgoing Meru County secretary and Meru County Commissioner representing The National Government,” she explained.
“My husband, Murega Baichu was not contracted for performance, nor was he paid even a single shilling. But when I receive my first month’s salary I will buy him a gift,” she said.