Malindi legislator Aisha Jumwa has explained her meeting with COTU boss Francis Atwoli.
The lawmaker dismissed reports that she was planning to leave Deputy President William Ruto’s faction after meeting with the trade unionist.
Further, a report by a local publication indicated that the meeting between the two was not planned.
Jumwa stated that she would not be leaving DP’s side as she eyes vying for the Kilifi Gubernatorial seat in 2022.
The photo raised eyebrows among their supporters bearing in mind that the two leaders are nemeses, often trolling each other in public rallies.
Jumwa and Atwoli have had a frosty relationship that saw the two exchange vile words and insults over 2022 succession politics.
In April, Jumwa referred to the COTU boss as ‘Mwanaume bwege’ which is Swahili for a good-for-nothing man.
She explained that Atwoli was only keen on stopping Deputy President William Ruto from becoming president in 2022, but had no aspirations of his own.
But Atwoli did not take her comments easily and he hit back and ridiculed the MP with his perception of her beauty.
“Achana na huyo mama, hata sio type yangu, huyo hata si taste yangu. Anacheza sana na jina yangu. Mpime na ruler, hata hana kiuno (Leave her alone, she is not my type, she is not my taste. She is just playing with my name. She doesn’t even have a waist),” Atwoli had stated.