Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa on Wednesday, May 25, lost her cool during a rally presided over by Deputy President William Ruto at the Msabaha Grounds in Kilifi County.
Jumwa was making an address at the joint rally organised by her party, UDA, and Pamoja African Alliance (PAA) which is led by Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi.
However, the turf wars with her rival George Kithi, played out in public as a section of the crowd shouted down Jumwa to finish her speech and give a chance to the PAA candidate.Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa and PAA gubernatorial aspirant George Kithi during a Kenya Kwanza Rally at the Msabaha Stadium in Kilifi County on Wednesday, May 25, 2022.George Kithi
In a video seen by Kenyans.co.ke, a visibly agitated Jumwa accused some of the PAA supporters of attending the rally to disrupt her speech and embarrass her in front of Ruto.
"I request the UDA supporters to keep quiet. You have come for the rally while the others are clearly here to do their job (stop her from speaking)", Jumwa stated.
She later allowed Kithi to make his remarks and as soon as he started speaking, the shouting went down - prompting the Malindi MP to make quick snide remarks.
"Honourable George Kithi, every dog listens to its owner so speak to your people and cool them down," Jumwa stated as she made some gestures of disapproval at the security team managing the rally.
Owing to the fracas witnessed, the Kenya Kwanza presidential flagbearer opted to address the crowd from his car instead of the dias prepared for him.
The two candidates put aside their differences and vowed to work together for the sake of winning the presidential vote in favour of Ruto, even as Jumwa urged the DP to get a national government job for his PAA rival.
“Your excellency, I am kindly asking you to set aside an appointive seat for Kithi at the national government. Let him serve the country at that level, and allow me to battle it out with our opponents in the race to succeed Governor Kingi,” she stated.
The DP is at the Coast on a four-day tour where he will be hosting economic forums across the region. Earlier on Wednesday, he chaired a forum in Mombasa County before moving to Kilifi for a Kenya Kwanza rally.
Kithi, a Nairobi-based lawyer, recently made headlines after he was removed from the DP's podium while the Deputy President received Kingi and his party into PAA.
The Kilifi gubernatorial candidate later claimed that his removal was orchestrated by Jumwa and was meant to humiliate him and give the Malindi an upper hand in the race to replace Kingi as Kilifi Governor.Garissa Town MP Aden Duale blocks PAA gubernatorial candidate for Kilifi County George Kithi from Deputy President William Ruto's press conference held in Karen on Tuesday, May 10, 2022.Kenyans.co.ke
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