Malindi Member of Parliament Aisha Jumwa , has seen dark days in the past few months after coming out publicly to show support for Deputy President William Ruto come 2022.
This was not taken lightly by ODM members who accused her of being disrespectful of the party leader Raila Odinga who may be running for the top seat, but is yet to confirm or deny rumors that he will.
This stance that Aisha Jumwa made, led to her expulsion from the party by the ODM National Governing Council and she has been trying tooth and nail to get reinstated as a member but all has been in vain.
Majority leader and senator for Elgeyo Marakwet Kipchumba Murkomen has defended Aisha, citing that some political leaders are working with the government but no action is being taken against them, which portrays the level of hypocrisy in the party. The jibes seem to be directed at the party leader Raila Odinga who since the handshake has been in bed with the jubilee party.
“Hon.Aisha Jumwa is a victim of political extremism and banditry. Even in the days of Baba na Mama the President never demanded to be worshipped in the manner that the ODM dictator is demanding of party members. Thank God for our judicial order because Hon. Aisha is going nowhere” — Kipchumba Murkomen
Murkomen claims that “political party machines” are out to silence the voice of the marginalized all in pretense that the culprits are working for the rival party which is a sign of disloyalty.
Her counterpart Suleiman Dori was spared the wrath of the ODM council after he apologized for his rebellion.