Aisha Jumwa officially expelled from ODM, Dori survives

Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa and Msambweni MP Suleiman Dori after the ODM National Executive Council announced their expulsion from the party on Thursday /JACK OWUOR
Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa and Msambweni MP Suleiman Dori after the ODM National Executive Council announced their expulsion from the party on Thursday /JACK OWUOR

Embattled Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa

have been officially expelled from ODM party.

The party's National Governing Council on Friday said Jumwa had been expelled for

gross misconduct.

Her Msambweni counterpart Suleiman Dori' survived.

Jumwa and Dori have been accused of supporting DP William Ruto’s 2022 presidential bid.

ODM leader Raila Odinga has not declared if he will contest in 2022 but his close ally Siaya Senator James Orengo has said he will.

Sources at the meeting said Dori wrote a letter which was discussed by the National Governing Council.

He has been directed to appear before a special National Governing Council that will be convened within 60 days to explain himself.

ODM's disciplinary committee had recommended the expulsion of

Jumwa and

Dori over gross misconduct.

The MPs were summoned in October to appear before the party's disciplinary committee

after they openly declared their support for the DP. They ignored the summonses.

Last June, Jumwa was on record saying that she had made up her mind to support DP Ruto as he is ready for the country’s top job irking the party leadership.

However, in October she changed tune and

declared that she respects Raila Odinga as her party leader and was in constant

communication with him.

The National Governing Council is composed of the ODM League, National Executive Council, Youth League, the National Election Board and county coordinating committee officials.

Others are governors, deputy governors, assembly minority and majority leaders and the parliamentary group.

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