In Ruiga Village, Imenti Central Constituency, on Wednesday afternoon, Meru County Governor Kawira Mwangaza got involved in a physical altercation with police.
This comes after she was gifting a cow at a farmhouse, purportedly as part of her “Okolea” outreach initiative, which Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki reportedly outlawed.
The neighbors said that before Kawira Mwangaza entered the police Landcruiser, she accosted the officers and demanded to know who had ordered them to the house.
Police on the scene maintain that the governor stage-managed the situation by quickly entering the police car to pretend to be under arrest, despite her insistence that she was.
Later, the governor posted pictures of herself getting out of the police car on Facebook, declaring that she had been freed.
On September 22, Professor Kindiki forbade Governor Mwangaza from hosting meetings regarding the “Okolea” outreach initiative, citing it as provocative.
Following pandemonium that rocked one of Mwangaza’s “Okolea Program” celebrations at Makiri, Igembe South Constituency, the Interior CS issued the order. Furious locals protested the occurrence by burning mattresses that Mwagaza had come to give to the people and butchering one cow.