Aisha Jumwa is the Member of Parliament for Malindi. Her name has become almost like a permanent fixture in the media - over a number of issues in the past two years. There is no doubt that she has been the most talked-about woman politician in the Coast – and probably across Kenya.
Aisha Jumwa has become a household name for Kenyan politics. The former Kilifi Woman Representative was born in 1975 in Coast, after which she attended school at Takanga Primary School before moving to Murray Secondary School. She then proceeded to Ganze Secondary, where she dropped out in Form Two for lack of school fees. Records have it that she is a Commerce graduate from Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology. She also holds a certificate in governance from the same institution.
The rather social and outgoing political light is on record having said that her husband was opposed to her going into politics. It was out of these disagreements that the two part ways – ending their marriage.
Jumwa is a staunch supporter of DP William Ruto in his 2022 presidential bid. She has also landed in court in the past year and has active cases.
Away from politics, Jumwa has been a vocal voice in youth, women, and persons living with disabilities matters. She even established the Aisha Jumwa Foundation to help the needy.