The fate of Aisha Jumwa as Malindi MP hangs in the balance after ODM officially expelled her from the party
The party’s National Governing Council after a meeting on friday announced that the vibrant MP had been expelled for gross misconduct.
Jumwa has been at logger head with the party that took her to parliament after she openly declared her support for Deputy President William Ruto’s 2022 presidential bid
Her Msambweni counterpart Suleiman Dori’s case who is also under scrutiny for supporting Ruto will also be decided
The two have openly supported Ruto’s 2022 presidential bid drawing the wrath of top ODM party brass.
The National Governing Council is composed of the ODM league, National Executive Council, Youth League, the National Election Board and county coordinating committee officials.
Others are governors, deputy governors, assembly minority and majority leaders and the parliamentary group.
The tide started shifting against Ms Jumwa and Mr Dori after March 9 last year, when Mr Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta shook hands on the steps of Harambee House and signed a deal to work together.
For Ms Jumwa, that meant a political bridge had been opened, and that she was free to associate with President Kenyatta’s deputy, just as her boss, Mr Odinga, had with Mr Ruto’s superior.
That did not augur well with the party leadership, and in July last year ODM chairman John Mbadi wrote a letter to Ms Jumwa accusing her of uttering words “that are against the party values”, failing to attend a party parliamentary group meeting, and making “pronouncements that are tantamount to declaration of termination of, or intention to, terminate membership of the party”.
Her goose was cooked.