Aisha Jumwa Reaches Out to Uhuru Asking for Meeting

  • Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa (right) and her Msambweni counterpart Suleiman Dori (left) addressing the press at Park Hotel, Nairobi, on January 24, 2019.
    Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa (right) and her Msambweni counterpart Suleiman Dori (left) addressing the press at Park Hotel, Nairobi, on January 24, 2019.
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  • Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa has reached out to President Uhuru Kenyatta with a request for an audience

    The MP alleged that the president favoured some of the communities while he undermined others.

    "We are demanding the president to have a meeting with us, the Mijikenda people because he has neglected us. He has forgotten that he is the president of Kenya who according to the constitution is the symbol of national unity," she stated.

    Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa addresses journalists at her office in Parliament Buildings in September 2019
    Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa addresses journalists at her office in Parliament Buildings in September 2019
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    Jumwa faulted the president for using Kikuyu dialect while making an address in some public gatherings.

    "We have to look for people from his community who have been married into ours so as to understand what he has said. When the president is speaking, everyone needs to hear directly from him," Jumwa continued.

    Further, she called upon the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) to advise the president.

    Jumwa's sentiments came in the wake of a 4-day tour by the president in the Mt Kenya region.

    The president, who held a meeting at the Sagana State Lodge, drummed up support for the BBI outlining its benefits to the Country, especially to the Counties where more resources will be channeled with its passage.

    The President advised Kenyans to be wary of politicians opposed to BBI process saying they are not being sincere in their opposition to the popular initiative.

    “BBI is about allocating more resources to the grassroots. Kenyans should not be fooled by a section of politicians opposed to the document to further their selfish interests at the expense of the common good.

    “For instance, is it wrong to have more resources allocated to counties. And if it is not wrong, why are they opposing the BBI document,” President Kenyatta posed.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta delivering his speech at the Sagana State Lodge in Nyeri on Saturday, January 30.
    President Uhuru Kenyatta delivering his speech at the Sagana State Lodge in Nyeri on Saturday, January 30.
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