Kwale county women representative Zuleikha Juma clenched Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa for disrespecting ODM leaders.
Jumwa recently snatched a microphone from ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna in an burial ceremony in Kilifi.
Juma said the incident was completely disrespectful and totally meant to cast ODM in a bad light.
“It wasn’t just against Mr. Sifuna but the image of the party. Politicians make all matter of statements at funerals, what does respecting Mijikenda have anything to do with it? Aisha Jumwa doesn’t have a monopoly on the Mijikenda”, she said.
The legislature said that if Aisha thought the ODM Secretary General said something offensive, she could have sent him a note or gone and whispered to him instead of taking away microphone.
“Why take the microphone from him? Since she had already asked him to stop talking about the Party? She could have let him continue with any other points he wanted to make,”added Juma.
The incident she said was made to make ODM look bad and look like a Party that disrespect culture.
“It is also a plan to pit the Mijikenda against ODM. I don’t even think it’s Mheshimiwa Jumwa’s idea, I believe she is being taught to propagate that type of discourse,” noted Zuleikha.
She said Kenyans were behind the handshake and such cohesion cannot be interfered with by such leaders who lack tolerance and respect for others.