Governor Kawira Mwangaza Joins UDA Party, Eyes Re-Election In 2027

Meru County Governor Kawira Mwangaza has made a significant political move after joining the ruling United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party. Governor Mwangaza also declared her intention to vie for re-election as Meru governor in 2027 on the party ticket. The announcement was welcomed by UDA party leadership. It comes amidst a backdrop of political turmoil and two failed impeachment attempts against the governor.

Governor Mwangaza’s decision to align herself with UDA marks a pivotal moment in her political career as she seeks to consolidate support and secure her position ahead of the 2027 polls. The move is seen as a strategic manoeuvre to navigate the complex political landscape of Meru County, where UDA enjoys substantial backing.

The governor, who emerged victorious in a fierce electoral battle against prominent political figures in the region, including CS Mithika Linturi and ex-governor Kiraitu Murungi, is now extending an olive branch to foster unity and reconciliation within the county.

The support from UDA party leadership, including President William Ruto and Deputy Party Leader Rigathi Gachagua, highlights the significance of Governor Mwangaza’s move and the party’s commitment to strengthening its presence in Meru County. The UDA party’s top leadership has urged party legislators to embrace the governor’s new political affiliation.