VIDEO: Aisha Jumwa kicks Edwin Sifuna off stage

By Vincent Kejitan | Saturday, May 4th 2019 at 11:24
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There was drama at the funeral of Mombasa Deputy Governor William Kingi’s father on Friday after Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa cut short ODM Secretary-General Edwin Sifuna’s speech.

Jumwa accused Sifuna of talking politics during the funeral and asked him to respect the Mijikenda.

Sifuna stated that he had been sent to represent NASA leader Raila Odinga at the sendoff ceremony but things quickly went south when he started explaining why Jumwa was expelled from ODM.

He stressed that the party should be respected and Jumwa was far from pleased by his sentiments.

“As a messenger, I request to be given the respect the party leader would have been accorded. I have party responsibilities, and I do them without fear or favour. Sifuna did not make the law, and I am not targeting anybody,” he said.

Jumwa quickly walked up to him and grabbed the microphone saying she would not allow politicking at the funeral.

“We are not here for ODM politics but to condole with the bereaved. We shall not allow this; respect the Mijikenda.

“Find another platform and speak about issues relating to ODM. We are here to mourn the dead and not politics,” she said amid cheers from the mourners.

A helpless Sifuna gently walked off the stage in embarrassment as other invited guests looked on.

Several speakers at the funeral steered clear of the matter although Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi pointed an accusing finger at politicians who embarrass themselves by fighting in public.

Here is the video:

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