COAST POLITICS

Jumwa reemerges after release on bail, attacks Raila

In Summary

• Jumwa says Raila has never been a spokesman of the Mijikenda and will never be.

Embattled Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa has said she is ready to be jailed if found guilty in the case involving the killing of ODM Ganda ward winner Reuben Katana's uncle.

''I, Aisha Jumwa, am a Kenyan and am not above the law. I told security agencies and I repeat investigations should go on, truth and justice to prevail. If Jumwa is found to be guilty, the law should follow its course to the letter,"' she said on Friday.

Jumwa and her bodyguard were arrested on October 16, after storming into Katana's residence to protest against him allegedly campaigning past the stipulated period.

 

The Malindi MP held a meeting at her Kakuyuni home on Friday, for the first time since her release on bail.

Jumwa accused some Coast leaders of pushing for her arrest.

The MP said even if she is jailed, she will stand to be counted among the Mijikenda leaders who fought for their people.

Jumwa took a swipe at ODM and its leader, Raila Odinga, saying, "I want to remind you that Raila has never been a spokesman of the Mijikenda and will never be. We must stand firm; it's not a matter of getting a smooth ride, it's a matter of getting it right for our people."

She said the Mijikenda vote must be counted and urged Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi.

Jumwa said former Minister Karisa Maitha and later Ronald Ngala made the community have a place on the national stage.

She said Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho used to be a fighter for the rights of Coast people, but since the handshake, he has taken back seat.

Former Ganda ward MCA Abdulrahman Omar with Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa and former nominated MCA Elizabeth Muthoka during the development meting with the MPs constituents at her home in Kkauyuni on November 1
Former Ganda ward MCA Abdulrahman Omar with Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa and former nominated MCA Elizabeth Muthoka during the development meting with the MPs constituents at her home in Kkauyuni on November 1
Image: ALPHONCE GARI