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Raila Takes Disciplinary Action Against MP Aisha Jumwa

The crackdown on ODM rebel MPs has begun in vigor after the party leadership wrote to National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi seeking the immediate removal of outspoken Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa from the Parliamentary Service Commission(PSC) position.

In the letter,Suna East MP and Minority Whip Junet Mohammed expressed ODM’s decision to remove the former lieutenant of party leader Raila Odinga at the coast, from PSC.

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“I seek guidance on how to remove and hence replace a commissioner of the PSC…your urgent consideration of this matter will be highly appreciated,” read the letter signed by Mr Junet.

The party is keen to weed out any rebel party members from the Coast, Western and Nyanza strongholds following the famous handshake.

Deputy President William Ruto has been taking advantage of the handshake by frequenting the opposition zones, dishing out goodies in terms of development projects, appointing point-men and rallying support for himself.

At least 10 opposition MPs have been gracing DP Ruto’s events at the coast, with most declaring support for his 2022 presidential ambition.

The MPs, among them Ms Jumwa, skived Raila’s meeting in Mombasa on Monday ,prompting secretary-general Edwin Sifuna to summon them in order to explain their absence.

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Homa Bay Woman Representative Gladys Wanga is poised to be the biggest beneficiary of Jumwa’s removal after being sidelined the first time on grounds of regional balance.

Sources within ODM told Daily Nation that the demotion of Aisha Jumwa was just the beginning of a major disciplinary action to be taken against “rebel MPs”.

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