Malindi Member of Parliament Aisha Jumwa was on Friday officially kicked out of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) political party.

The decision was made during the National Governing Council (NGC) meeting that was presided over by party leader Raila Odinga at the Cooperative University.

The NGC upheld a recommendation from the Disciplinary Committee that found her behaviour disrespectful to the party and its leaders.

Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa with DP William Ruto (Twitter)
Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa with DP William Ruto (Twitter)

According to ODM Communications Director Philip Etale, the decision to throw her out was unanimous.

"ODM NGC unanimously votes to expel Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa from the party.

"However, it deferred the decision on Msambweni MP Suleiman Dori after writing a letter to the party SG Edwin Sifuna apologizing for going against the party and its leadership," Etale tweeted.

Jumwa's crime: Endorsing DP Ruto

"Specifically you have been quoted by several media houses as declaring in public forums that the 'coastal people have been betrayed by Raila Odinga and ODM and should look elsewhere to realize some development'.

"You are further quoted as having said you 'regret having campaigned for Raila and NASA.

"These pronouncements are tantamount or intention of termination of your membership in the ODM party," the statement shared by Secretary-General Edwin Sifuna read in part.

The said statements were uttered at a time when Jumwa declared support for DP Ruto's 2022 bid at a public function.

DP Ruto with embattled MPs Suleiman Dori (Msambweni) and Aisha Jumwa (Malindi)
DP Ruto with embattled MPs Suleiman Dori (Msambweni) and Aisha Jumwa (Malindi)