Women Rep claims life in danger for referring to President Uhuru as...

Women Rep claims life in danger for referring to President Uhuru as “Jamaa”

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Kilifi County Women Rep (Center) addresses the media at the Kilifi county Governor's residence on Monday. Right is Kilifi county governor Amason Kingi and Kilifi county Senator Stewart Madzayo. PHOTO: DAVID NGUMBAO.

Kilifi, KENYA: Kilifi County Women Representative Aisha Jumwa has come out to claim her life is in danger following a strange phone call from an unknown person; after she referred to President Uhuru as “Jamaa”.

Speaking to the media during a press briefing on Monday, Aisha claimed to have received the call from a man who claimed to represent a certain group and that they were not happy with her.

“I received a call this morning at 10:44 am from a strange number and he said he was the chairman of the group and that they were pissed off by my speech referring to president Uhuru Kenyatta as “Jamaa”,” reckoned Jumwa.

Aisha added that the man claimed the country belonged to the group and that they were closely monitoring her.

During a rally on Saturday (28th May) at the Mombasa Show Grounds, Aisha referred to the president as a “Jamaa”(loosely translated as this person) in her speech; a matter that seems to have not made the group happy.

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Kilifi County Governor Amason Kingi termed the sentiments as provocative and called on officials to take action against the accused person.

“Such utterances to leaders, might bring up bad repercussions now that we are nearing general elections.” Said Kingi.

Jumwa is reported to have recorded a statement with the police but efforts by Baraka FM to get comments from the the police and the accused person proved futile.