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Coast residents demand the expulsion of ODM rebels from the party

6th December, 2018

Two members of parliament from the Orange Democratic Party from the coast and 7 members of county assembly risk being expelled from the party over alleged gross misconduct. Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa, her Msambweni counterpart Suleiman Dori who were both elected on an ODM ticket have been accused of party disloyalty after they declared their support for deputy president William Ruto’s 2022 state house bid. Some residents of Msambweni constituency have held demonstrations to push their Member of Parliament Suleiman Dorri from office. The leaders, however, argue that their support for Ruto is in the spirit of the handshake and thus they should not be punished. Should the party national executive council uphold the disciplinary committee's recommendation to expel them, then the leaders risk losing their seats.