- Fred Kiriri
Meru Governor Kawira Mwangaza has appointed her husband, Murega Baichu, to two county jobs.
Baichu was appointed as the patron of Meru Youth Service and the Ambassador to Meru's hustlers
Mwangaza made the announcement while unveiling her Cabinet at the governor's office.
However, she stated that Baichu will not earn any salary for the tasks assigned to him today, Friday, September 30.Meru Governor Kawira Mwangaza signing official documents after being sworn in as Meru Governor at Kinoru Stadium on August 25, 2022Citizen Digital
"His excellency first gentleman Murega of Meru county currently holds the ambassaodorial 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.
She explained that her husband will help her in undertaking her mandate as the county boss and represent the voice of the hustlers in her administration.
"I have also given him another powerful role as Meru Hustlers Ambassador. He will be reporting to the governor so when you see him with his cap at Governor's office, just know he will be representing the hustlers," the governor stated.
The announcement by Mwangaza comes days after the husband was pictured attending meetings at the government office.
Previously, Mwangaza has credited her husband for his influencing her policies on the campaign trail. She stated during an interview with KTN News how her husband helped her articulate her manifesto on the campaign trail.
"A while back, my husband started a TV station (Baite TV station). I used to help him in sourcing news here and there. That way, I got to understand the livelihoods of people on the ground," she stated then.
Baichi's close working relationship with the governor has seen then clear the air over allegations that the first gentleman was paid Ksh1.2 million to play music during the governor's inauguration - an allegation the duo has refuted.
“My husband, Murega Baichu, was not contracted for performance nor was he paid even a single shilling,” the governor stated.Meru first gentleman Murega Baichu performing during Mwangaza's inauguration on August 25, 2022.KBC
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