Aisha Jumwa has been one of a kind as far as coast politics is concerned.
Ever since she was expelled from the ODM party, the fearless Malindi lawmaker has accelerated the anti-Raila politics. It is now evident that she is openly associating with Deputy President William Ruto’s camp.
The big question is, which party will she use to defend her seat in the 2022 polls? The choices lying ahead for her are tricky, to say the least.
Putting into the context that she hails from an area that is an opposition zone, she must do her best to remain relevant to the voters.
Besides, a majority of the big politicians from the coast are Raila Odinga’s confidants.
Jumwa can opt to fully decamp to DP Ruto’s camp and seek the Jubille ticket so as to defend her seat.
Besides, she can choose to go it alone as an independent candidate. Although she commands a big support base from the Malindi electorate, she still has to play her cards well.
She must ensure that she has the ability to pour cold water on ODM's forces which are working against her political career day in day out.
It should be noted that former Malindi MP Willy Mutengo has been given an okay by ODM’s confidants to try recapturing the seat on an ODM ticket in the next polls.
Hence, Aisha Jumwa has tough choices to make in order to remain the political kingpin in Malindi sub-county.