In Summary
  • ODM delegates voted to eject the member of parliament for disloyalty, owing to her support for Deputy President William Ruto and his bid for the presidency come 2022.
  • The tribunal first came to Ms Jumwa's rescue on March 4, its deputy registrar stopping the removal of her name from the list of ODM members.
  • Ms Jumwa has fought against her punishment, accusing the party of disregard for the law, corruption and double standards, where Mr Dori is concerned.
  • She says her expulsion was unprocedural and illegal and that she would not bow to intimidation.

Malindi legislator Aisha Jumwa was once again reprieved on Tuesday, by the disputes tribunal's extension of orders stopping her expulsion from the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM).

The tribunal first came to Ms Jumwa's rescue on March 4, its deputy registrar stopping the removal of her name from the list of ODM members.

On Tuesday, the Political Parties Disputes Tribunal gave Raila Odinga's party 10 days to file its response.

The team chaired by Mr Kyalo Mbobu, together with Ms Desma Nungo and Dr Adelaide Mbithi, had heard that the party was yet to file its response in the case.

The tribunal directed the parties to appear before it on May 7.

THE VOTE

ODM delegates voted to eject the member of parliament for disloyalty, owing to her support for Deputy President William Ruto and his bid for the presidency come 2022.

The decision was ratified by the party’s National Governing Council on March 1.

Ms Jumwa was to suffer this punishment alongside Msambweni MP Suleiman Dori but he apologised and was spared.

Mr Odinga's party accused them of advancing the interests of another party by openly campaigning for the DP to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta when he retires that year.

The Malindi MP was accused of gross misconduct and disrespect to the party and its leadership.

FIGHT

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