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Raila breaks silence over Aisha Jumwa's expulsion - VIDEO

Martin Murigi
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ODM leader Raila Odinga during a past event. [Source/Raila Odinga/Facebook]

Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga has finally broken his silence after vocal Malindi Member of Parliament Aisha Jumwa was expelled from the party.

Speaking when he toured Toi Market in Kibera, Nairobi, which was razed down by fire, Raila said his party will reconsider its decision should Jumwa apologise for going against party rules and regulations.

He said Msambweni MP Suleiman Dori, who had been ejected alongside Jumwa, was pardoned after he pleaded for forgiveness and asked the Malindi legislator to follow suit.

"I'm father to all of my children including the errant ones. If Jumwa comes to us and seeks for forgiveness, we are ready to sort out her issues," Raila said on Tuesday morning.

The Malindi MP was kicked out by ODM National Executive Council after she was found guilty of gross misconduct and direct rebellion against the party leadership.

Her expulsion, however, has been suspended after she lodged an appeal at the Political Parties Disputes Tribunal through her lawyer Senate Majority Leader Kipchumba Murkomen.

Raila has come under heavy criticism for allowing Jumwa's ejection for associating with Deputy President William Ruto when he has been spearheading Building Bridges Initiative together with President Uhuru Kenyatta.

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