Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa is known across Kenya for her sharp tongue. She does not mince her words and speaks to the high and mighty without batting an eyelid.
Recently, the MP released a video captured inside her car as she spoke strongly for the people living in the Coast, and specifically, the Mijikenda. She said ‘they were left out in the BBI process’.
The Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) was initiated after the Harambee House handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga. The BBI is intended to unite Kenyans and bring changes to the 2010 Constitution with an aim of making Kenya a more united country, and with stronger governance structures.
Speaking in Swahili language, MP Aisha, said, “Wakaazi wa pwani na haswa wa Mijikenda, we should not talk about BBI. Tumeonyeshwa, it is not about us. Why should we discuss it in the first place? It is not about us.”
“Nawaomba nawasihi, na inatia uchungu. Tusimame na tuongee. Sauti zetu lazima zisikike. Mimi ninaamini nimesikika na Mungu atawagusa na atakugusa pia Mheshimiwa Rais utusikie na uone kuwa tupo,” said MP Aisha.
The MP is calling on the President to listen to the needs of the people living at the Coast.
MP Aisha was elected on an ODM ticket but fell out with the party after she joined Tangatanga that is affiliated to Deputy President William Ruto.
She is also a member of Inua Mama that comprises women leaders supporting the 2022 bid for the Presidency by DP Ruto.
There are dissenting voices in regard to who supports the BBI process, with cracks emerging in the Jubilee party house.