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Meru Governor Defends Offering Her Husband Two County Jobs After Uproar, Gives Out Reason

Kawira Mwangaza, the governor of Meru, claimed that Murega Baichu merited more than the two county jobs she offered him on Friday, September 30.

The county chief appointed her husband as the ambassador to Meru's hustlers and as the patron of the Meru Youth Service (MYS). She did, however, make it clear that the husband would not receive a salary or any other benefits for carrying out the aforementioned duties.

"You decided to put yourself on the line and work selflessly without pay or benefits. You have shown yourself to be a selfless gentleman by accepting my appointment as ambassador. You deserve so much more than this, I know it "On Saturday, October 1, Kawira wrote her husband a letter.

She added that Baichu had been a crucial supporter of her campaigns and that the county will benefit from his services as it expands and develops.

She emphasized how important it was for her husband to be a part of the team working with the Meru Youth Service to empower young people from disadvantaged backgrounds (MYS).

"I would be hypocritical if I did not ask for your support as I govern Meru county," Kawira said. "Especially given the manner in which you solely supported me during my campaigns - with no posters, banners, or billboards."

The governor also promised to deliver, saying that she would accomplish more in her role as governor than she had during her time serving as the women's representative.

"There won't be any conflicts of interest, just like when I represented the women for you and proved my point beyond a shadow of a doubt. As your governor, I will deliver," she declared.

While revealing her Cabinet, Kawira made the two positions available to her husband.

The ambassadorial position is currently held by His Excellency First Gentleman Murega of Meru County by the Ministry of Tourism.

"He is being given a job without pay or benefits today. He will volunteer for the Meru Youth Service," she announced.

However, the appointments drew widespread criticism, with some Kenyans accusing her of having a conflict of interest.

Others urged her to hire young people rather than her family members for these positions.

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