Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa on Tuesday issued a quick rejoinder to ODM Leader Raila Odinga’s offer to reinstate her to the orange party on condition she apologized over her utterances against party leadership.
Aisha Jumwa’s quick response to Raila’s offer of reinstatement is she apologises
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Jumwa rejected the offer, only hours after Odinga indicated the willingness of the ODM party to give the outspoken MP a second chance.
Raila at Toi Market
“Every child is normally pardoned when they ask for forgiveness. Recently, we forgave Dori (Mswambweni MP Suleiman Dori) after he cried to us. Let Aisha come to us and humble herself we will look at her case. As the orange party, we are together,” Odinga said when addressing victims of the fire that broke out at Toi Market.
A few hours later, Jumwa addressed a press conference at Parliament buildings where she stated that she would not issue an apology and said all she had to say on the matter in ODM’s records.
“I have heard Raila Odinga saying that if I appear before the party they will forgive me. I want to tell him that what I told them before the National Executive Council that remains my position. Let them go back to the records,” she said.
Jumwa had told ODM’s NEC that she had done no wrong as her association with deputy president William Ruto was in the spirit of the handshake.
Political Parties Dispute Tribunal (PPDT)
The development came even as the Political Parties Dispute Tribunal (PPDT) has extended orders stopping Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) from expelling MP Aisha Jumwa from the Party.
Jumwa, through her lawyer, Senator Kipchumba Murkomen, moved to court claiming disregard for the law, corruption and double standards in the manner she was expelled from ODM.
ODM has ten days to respond to her petition ahead of the next hearing on May 7th.
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