Why Aisha Jumwa Divorced Her Husband—She’s Now a Free Molecule


Aisha Juma,the iron lady, does not have a husband, she divorced few years ago after joining politics. It happened after a bitter exchange between her and the husband who did not want the Kilifi Women Rep to join politics.

When she indicated she wanted to join active politics, her husband refused and this forced them to part ways. Her husband did not support her political ambitions because he believed ‘women who joined politics never respected their men’.

He demanded that she pays him dowry with a bull as a way of dissolving their marriage.

“My husband said if I wanted to continue with my life I should pay him dowry. I took him to the sub-chief to be a witness to his demands and I paid the bull as was demanded of me,’’ she says.

After the divorce,Jumwa immediately forgot about the insecure husband and moved on.She went ahead and contested for Malindi parliamentary seat and won against William Baraka Mtengo.She later contested for Kilifi woman rep and won.

Few days after winning the seat,DP William Ruto brought his nose close and his hook won.Jumwa left ODM for Jubilee and she is now a staunch supporter of the Deputy President William Ruto.