Aisha Jumwa officially kicked out of ODM
The embattled Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa is staring at losing her Parliamentary seat after being expelled from the opposition party Orange Democratic Movement (ODM).This is after the party’s National Governing Council meeting today unanimously ratified the party’s disciplinary committee finding that she was disloyal.Jumwa is accused of openly showing disrespect to the party leader and insinuating she had decamped from the party and aligned herself with Deputy President William Ruto.
In the show-cause letter she received from ODM, the party says that on July 15, 2018, she is quoted by several media outlets cutting her ties with ODM.It read: “Specifically on July 15, 2018, you were quoted by several media outlets uttering the following words: ‘People should not attack me, they should attack Raila Odinga who forgot all the efforts that the Opposition had in store for Kenya and supported Jubilee administration”.”In the same meeting, you are quoted to have said: ‘I have no contract with ODM’. The pronouncements are tantamount to a declaration of termination or intention to terminate your membership in the party”.The National Governing Council that sealed her fate is composed of the National Executive Council, ODM League, Youth League, county coordinating committee officials and the National Election Board.The NGC is chaired by Party Leader Raila Odinga or, in his absence, either one of his deputies Wycliffe Oparanya and Hassan Joho or ODM Chairman John Mbadi.
Aisha Jumwa can appeal the party’s decision at the Political Parties Dispute’s Tribunal.Dori fate unknownJumwa’s co-accused Msambweni MP Suleiman Dori has, however, survived the chop after an apology.ODM said the decision on Dori was deferred ‘following his letter of apology to the Secretary-General Edwin Sifuna in which he apologised to the party for his rebellion’.
A special National Governing Council meeting in which Hon. Suleiman Dori will appear to present his case following his letter of apology will be held within the next 60 days #ODMNGC
— The ODM Party (@TheODMparty) March 1, 2019
The two MPs’ tribulations began after they waded into the 2022 succession politics.
This did not go down well with the ODM leadership, which wondered why its own leaders would go against the party stand on 2022 elections.