Aisha Jumwa Bio, Career, Husband, Age, Education and Net Worth
Aisha Jumwa, born Aisha Jumwa Karisa Karanta is a firm female Kenyan politician currently serving as the Cabinet Secretary for Gender Culture, the Arts & Heritage. Jumwa is among the seven women who will serve under President Ruto’s administration as Cabinet Ministers. Prior to her current, appointment, she was serving as the CS for Public Service which is currently being led by Moses Kuria.
Jumwa is not a stranger to Kenyans or the political world, she is well known for her firm stands when it comes to political matters. Additionally, she the kind of politician who knows how to connect with the masses, and in her short stint in the political scene she has managed to establish her name in this field, currently, she is one of the most known female politicians in Kenya.
Prior to her appointment, she had served as a member of parliament representing the people of Malindi Constituency, Kilifi County.
Aisha Jumwa Age and Place of Birth
Jumwa was born in Kilifi South Constituency on March 23rd, 1975 as the second-born child in a family of five.
Family and Parents
Much is not known about her parents but her father was her source of inspiration in joining the murky field of politics. Her father was a campaigner for a local councilor and she really loved what he was doing. Despite getting pregnant at a young age when she was in form two, her dreams never crashed instead she kept her eyes on the prize.
Her educational journey has not been that easy, Jumwa began her schooling at Takaungu Primary School where she completed her primary level in 1990. In 1991 she proceeded to Ganze Secondary School until 1992.
She dropped out of school in 1992 while in form two after she got pregnant. In 2011 she went back to school to complete her secondary level, joining Nyali Senior School where she attained her KCSE certificate.
After that, she proceeded to Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and pursued a Certificate in County Governance in 2012.
Aisha Jumwa Husband and Children
Aish Jumwa is currently not married, in records she had two controversial marriages. According to reports, Jumwa’s first husband was not interested in politics and when she decided to venture into politics she had to choose between her husband and her passion. Just like any other brave person, she chooses her passion.
She later got married to a former Jomvu MCA Karisa Nzai, but the union also went sinked after she was elected the Kilifi Woman Rep. She is a mother of three kids.
Jumwa can be described as an intelligent and hardworking lady, prior to joining politics she worked at a construction company in Kilifi County. Her journey to leadership began back in the mid-90s when she was a youth winger for KANU.
In 1997, she was elected to the Takaunga ward council, the ward council was the MCA seat back then. She served in that capacity for a decade from 1997 to 2007. In 2007, the ODM wave wiped out almost all the seats in Kilifi county and she ended up losing her position. Before losing her seat in 2007, she had served as the chairperson of Kilifi Town Council for two years.
In 2013, she went back to politics but this time she aimed for a higher seat the parliamentary seat. Jumwa joined the winning party, ODM which had a massive following in that region. After landing the party ticket, she went on and earned the parliamentary seat for the first time.
As a vocal politician, she managed to cement her name firmly on the political scene, and in 2017, she was among the top influential politicians. She was awarded a second term by the people to serve as their Women Representative.
However, despite having a strong political relationship with her party leader Raila Amolo Odinga, things started going south after she started going against the party. After a while, Jumwa surprised many as she shifted from ODM to UDA and became a strong supporter of William Samoei Ruto.
With her on the team, she became Ruto’s ambassador in the Coastal region where she campaigned for him excellently. Following her influence, Jumwa decided to up her game and went for the Kilifi Gubernatorial position. Despite her efforts, she still lost the seat to an ODM candidate.
Even though she lost the seat, her party leader found another way to reward her for her hard work and nominated her to the Cabinet Secretary position. She now awaits the parliament’s approval before she takes the oath of office.
Aisha Jumwa Net Worth
Aisha Jumwa declared his total net worth as Ksh 100 million during her ministerial vetting session in the parliament.