Aisha Jumwa, a member of Parliament from Malindi, has denied defecting from the United Democratic Movement (UDA).
According to reports, Jumwa joined Azimio la Umoja after being noticeably absent from Deputy President William Ruto’s campaigns.
The MP explained that deserting ODM and joining UDA only to reverse her choice would be out of character for her.”I have been at home relaxing and I want to address my people, from Kilifi. I am a leader who is solid and I am not easily pushed or shaken. I am inside UDA as one of the founders of the party,” the Malindi MP stated.
Jumwa added that she would not join Azimio claiming that it was led by cons and betrayers. The MP assured her supporters that she will be back from her short break.The politician, who was last seen at a Democratic Party event in Eldoret in early January 2022, was absent from the party’s tour of Western Kenya and the Mt Kenya region. She failed to appear in court in an ongoing murder case on Tuesday, January 25. Her lawyer, Danstan Omari, claimed that his client was unwell and unable to attend the hearing in Mombasa.
Jumwa’s doctors, according to Omari, had recommended her to rest for five days. The prosecution questioned the attorney’s motives and demanded that he produce pertinent records in order to prove his case.The lead prosecutor accused Jumwa of feigning sickness and protested against the postponement of the case.