According to the new Governor, Murega Baichu will not earn any salary or allowances in his appointment as patron Meru Youth Service and Meru hustlers ambassador. Mwangaza's husband, Baichu, is a Meru-based musician and was instrumental in her campaigns. He was among the musicians who performed at the ceremony with his iconic guitar.
Baichu has been attending most of county meetings and functions inaugurated by his wife the Governor. However, the numerous photos of Baichu attending the meetings caught many people's attention. Numerous netizens urged the county chief to separate her love life from official county business.
In the August 9th General Elections, Mwangaza who contested as an independent candidate garnered a total of 209,148 votes, against her closest competitor Mithika Linturi of United Democratic Alliance (UDA) who polled 183, 859 votes and Kiraitu Murungi of the Mbus party who trailed with 110, 814 votes.
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