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ODM launches process to kick out Jumwa

Mwaura Muthoni
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Raila Odinga and Aisha Jumwa.[Photo/Standard Digital]

Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa is about to lose her enhanced office staff, government vehicle fueled plus a state driver and huge sitting allowances extended to her as a member of Parliamentary Service Commission (PSC). 

Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) decided to kick Jumwa out of the influential parliamentary commission on Wednesday following her continued support for Deputy President William Ruto’s 2022 presidential bid. 

The party was on Wednesday evening crafting a letter to National Assembly Speaker Justin Mutiri, with reasons as to why it wants her out and her place taken up by another MP. This came after Speaker Muturi informed Minority Whip Junet Mohammed that the Orange party would need a simple majority vote in the House to get rid of Jumwa. 

Junet had written to Speaker Muturi, seeking a way forward on the process of removing a PSC commissioner and subsequent process for the replacement. 

The National Super Alliance (NASA) has Jumwa, George Khaniri (Vihiga) and Benson Momanyi in the PSC. Sources within ODM said the plot to remove Jumwa from PSC was just the beginning of a major crackdown on the ‘rebel MPs.’ 

Even in the face of being kicked out of the influential commission, the tough-talking Jumwa has stated that she would not be cowed.

“There is nothing I have done against the party and there are no wrangles between me and my party leader, Raila Odinga, or the ODM party, and my mingling with other people is an extension of the handshake initiated by Raila,” she said in a previous briefing in Malindi. 

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