Meru Governor Kawira Mwangaza on Friday, September 30, unveiled her cabinet.
Among those who landed county appointments was Governor Mwangaza’s husband Murega Baichu.
The county boss said that apart from being Ambassador to Meru’s hustlers, her spouse will also be the patron of Meru Youth Service.
However, she stated that the Meru-based musician will not earn any salary for the tasks assigned to him.
“His Excellency first gentleman Murega of Meru County currently holds the Ambassadorial role by the Ministry of Tourism and when you see him there he is an apostle,
“Today we are giving him a job without pay and allowances. He will be a volunteer in the docket of Meru Youth Service,” Mwanganza announced.
This comes barely a month after Meru governor-elect Kawira Mwangaza was sworn into office.
During her swearing-in, Kawira’s critics alleged that the governor paid her hubby KSh 1.2 million for entertaining guests during her inauguration. Kawira however refuted claims.
She instead promised to 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.