In Summary
  • She said the disciplinary committee that recommended her punishment was not properly constituted.
  • She accused the party of double standards, saying her plea for pardon had been rejected by Secretary-General Edwin Sifuna.

Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa on Tuesday refused to apologise to ODM, insisting that her expulsion from the party was illegal.

She said the disciplinary committee that recommended her punishment was not properly constituted.

Speaking in Parliament soon after ODM leader Raila Odinga extended her an olive branch, the vocal MP maintained that she had made her position clear when she appeared before the National Executive Committee (Nec) to defend herself.

“I have heard what my party leader has said. But I want to take this opportunity to ask him to demand a brief from Nec on what transpired when I appeared before it,” Ms Jumwa said.

“By asking for an apology, I don’t know if Mr Odinga is saying that I should repeat what I told Nec or not. But to make it clear, he should demand records of the Nec proceedings. Everything is in there.”

FORGIVENESS

Challenged by journalists to explain what she meant and whether she had apologised when she appeared before Nec, she could neither confirm nor deny, telling journalists to find out from the party.

She however accused the party of double standards, saying her plea for pardon, which was communicated to the party by her lawyer Kipchumba Murkomen, had been rejected by Secretary-General Edwin Sifuna.

“I asked for an opportunity to appear before the national governing council with my lawyer to explain myself. But Mr Sifuna rejected it, saying my appearance there was not provided in law.”

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