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The petition comes days after Governor Mwangaza survived an impeachment motion at the Senate.

A fresh petition has been tabled before the Meru County Assembly seeking to impeach Governor Kawira Mwangaza for the third time.

According to the petition filed by Mitunguu MCA Evans Mawira, Governor Mwangaza is being accused of gross violation of the Constitution, violation of various national and county laws, abuse of office, and gross misconduct.

"The discreditable acts have exposed the Office of the Governor, the Office of the Deputy Governor, the Assembly and its leadership, and the people of Meru County to national shame, scandal, embarrassment, ridicule, and disgrace." the petition read in part.

The petition comes days after Governor Mwangaza survived the second impeachment motion after the Senate dismissed seven charges that were leveled against her by Meru MCAs.

File image of Meru Governor Kawira Mwangaza.

Mwangaza was being accused of misappropriation and misuse of county resources, nepotism and related unethical practices, bullying, vilification, illegal appointment and usurpation of statutory powers, and demeaning of other leaders.

"The result of the division indicates that the Senate has not upheld any of the impeachment charges. The Senate has failed to remove from office by impeachment Governor Kawira Mwangaza and the Governor accordingly continues to hold office, " Senate Speaker Amason Kingi said after the Senators voted.

Mwangaza in December 2022 survived another impeachment after an 11-member Senate Committee led by Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale cleared the charges that had been tabled against her.