Editor's Review

According to the governor, her husband played important role in her campaigns.

Meru governor Kawira Mwangaza has lauded her husband Murega Baichu whom she appointed Meru Youth Service's patron and also the ambassador for the hustlers in the county. 

She was naming her Cabinet when she incorporated her husband into the running of the county affairs.

The move by the county boss however attracted backlash from a section of Kenyans who accused her of involving her husband in crucial matters of the county.

However, playing deaf to the accusations, Mwangaza went ahead to thank her husband for accepting the roles she has entrusted him with.

According to her, Baichu played an integral role in her campaigns, and thus, contrary to the concerns of Kenyans, he deserves more.

"You agreed to sacrifice yourself and decided selflessly to work without pay and allowances. By accepting my ambassadorial appointment, you have proved to be a selfless gentleman.

"A pillar of my strength and my support system. Many would like to judge my open declaration, but it is only God, and I know you deserve much more than this," the governor said.

Meru governor Kawira Mwangaza when she called on President William Ruto alongside her husband Murega Baichu. Photo: Facebook.

She however assured her constituents that there would be no conflict of interest as she served them for the next five years.

Kawira is among the seven women who made it to the Council of Governors majorly constituted by male colleagues.

Vying for the seat as an independent candidate, she beat Kiraitu and Linturi who were considered front runners in the race.

The county boss was born and raised in Ontulili, Meru.

She attended primary school at an institution named after her area of birth. However, her transition to secondary was delayed due to a lack of finances.

The inadequacy forced her to move to Marsabit where she worked as a house help for quite some time before she was enrolled at Moyale Girls for secondary education.

She graduated from High school with a mean grade of C+ and later proceeded to Kampala International University where she graduated with a degree in education.

Speaking during a recent interview with Nation, she divulged that her journey to where she is now started with her selling vegetables at a local market.

She later upgraded to owning a hardware store. So far, her leading business venture has been Baite TV; a station broadcasting in the local Meru dialect.

She founded the TV station in 2015 with the help of her husband.