Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa is one of the few outspoken female politicians in the country with a high affinity for scandals, mostly because of her short temper and daring attitude.
Jumwa is currently under investigations over the death of a civilian during an October altercation, but this is not the first time to find herself in the negative public limelight.
Below is a compilation of 5 times we talked about Jumwa in 2019 and all for the wrong reasons.
Ganda by-election gun drama
On the evening of October 15, Jumwa reportedly ignited violence at the home of Ganda Ward MCA-elect Reuben Katana after she stormed a meeting over the then oncoming by-election.
In the fracas that ensued, Katana’s uncle was shot and died on arrival at Malindi Hospital.
Jumwa was arrested the following day and arraigned in court and although she has since been released from police custody, she is still under public scrutiny as the nation awaits to find out who fired their weapon at the innocent civilian.
Expulsion from the ODM Party
In March, Jumwa was expelled from being a member of the ODM Party following a verdict by the party’s Governing Council that she was disloyal and disrespectful to party leader Raila Odinga.
The legislator had earlier received warnings from the party against her public utterances demeaning ODM before she was finally axed.
She has since aligned herself with the ruling Jubilee Party’s faction supporting Deputy President William Ruto.
Attack against Fred Matiang’i
In May, Jumwa launched a scathing attack against Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i over his alleged involvement in the Gold Scam.
Jumwa demanded that Matiangi should step down from his docket because according to her, he was protecting masterminds of the scandal.
This, however, did not augur well with most Kenyans who revere Matiang’i for his record performance in his cabinet secretary capacity.
When she attacked Governor Joho
Before her expulsion from the ODM party, Jumwa had repeatedly accused Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho of being behind her political tribulations.
Jumwa repeatedly insulted the governor terming him as an idler sending his “dogs” to tarnish her name.
Blasphemy in church
In May, Jumwa hit the headlines yet again for singing a worship song to Deputy President William Ruto while attending a service in a Catholic church in Bungoma.
Staunch Christians called her out over her idolisation of Ruto in her rendition of the popular Hakuna wa kufanana nawe song.