By Adrian Maloba
Meru county MCAs have ended their tussle between them and Meru Governor Kawira Mwangaza over ward fund allocation.
The MCAs have vowed to concentrate on their constitutional roles of oversight, legislation and representation.
This is after they were informed that the ward fund was illegal by the controller of Budget Dr. Margaret Nyakang’o.
Dr. Nyakang’o also said the MCA will have equitable distribution of ward development projects through County Integrated Development Plan [CIDP] or Annual Development Plan [ADP].
However, the MCAs noted that any arising disputes should directly be addressed to the governor and not them.
‘‘The governor said she is responsible for identifying projects across the county. We want our Meru people to know that, if there’s a bad road or if you need the bursary and any other services then call the governor,” said Ayub Bundi, Meru County speaker.
He added that the MCAs have been stripped off any power to identify development projects.
The senate deputy speaker and Meru senator Kathuri Murungi welcomed the move by telling the MCAs to stick to their oversight role.