Meru Governor Kawira Mwangaza has said she is willing to join United Alliance Democratic (UDA) party.
Governor Mwangaza who was elected on an independent ticket, winning against UDA’s Mithika Linturi and Azimio’s Kiraitu Murungi in the Meru gubernatorial elections.
Moreover, Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua last Friday asked the Governor Mwangaza to join the President William Ruto-led UDA party since they had supported her when she had a fallout with MCAs.
While speaking during the 30th anniversary of the Solution Sacco members at Kinoru stadium, the deputy president he was committed to bringing peace to Meru County by ensuring the fallout between MCAs and the county boss was addressed.
“We have told the governor to stop working alone and join us (UDA). We are ready to embrace and work with you,” Gachagua stated.
This comes even as the Meru Governor has over time remained skeptical about joining popular parties.
She had noted during her campaigns last year that she almost lost the woman representative seat in 2017 because of aligning herself with big parties.
Nonetheless, Governor Mwangaza seemed to be warming up to the idea of joining the ruling party after DP Gachagua’s appeal.
While speaking over the weekend at Kaaga Primary School in Meru County, the governor hinted that she is considering taking up the request to join UDA party.
“The president asked my people if I should join UDA and they agreed. That is why I have donned a yellow dress to show that I am considering the request,” she stated.