Tuesday May 26, 2020 – Orange Democratic Movement (ODM), led by former Prime Minister Raila Odinga, has renewed its war with rebel Malindi MP, Aisha Jumwa.
Jumwa, elected under an ODM ticket in 2017, declared her loyalty to Deputy President William Ruto, constantly launching attacks against Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta.
She has also numerously criticized the handshake and the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI).
According to reports, ODM is targeting the vocal Coast legislator in the looming purge headed to Parliament.
“So, we are likely to work with Jubilee very closely in ensuring that we bring changes to any organ including the Parliamentary Service Commission.”
“We know that one of the commissioners who is sitting in the PSC and is from ODM has not been supportive of the party’s agenda.”
“In fact, she is behaving as if she has literally left the party,” ODM Chairman, John Mbadi, stated.
The Suba North MP reiterated that allegiance was crucial in politics and in party leadership, adding that open defiance was cause for being ousted.
“Party loyalty is very important.”
“Those who are not interested in following the party which has assigned them critical functions is outright defiance.”
“The party has to appoint you to that position.”
“Why would the constitution give the party responsibility and when you get to that position, you start defying that party?”
“Those who have been appointed to that commission cannot just behave as they wish.”
“I think they will be in for a rude shock,” Mbadi declared.
Mid this month, Raila met with his party members both in the Senate and National Assembly where the purge’s blueprint was laid.
An insider revealed that Odinga directed Senate Minority Leader, James Orengo, and National Assembly Minority Leader, John Mbadi, to reconstitute committee memberships in both houses.
“We will seize every opportunity to bring the reforms we have been yearning for at this moment when there is still a working relationship between the two leaders,” the source intimated.
The Kenyan DAILY POST