Malindi Member of Parliament Aisha Jumwa was on Wednesday 14th October charged with murder after the Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Haji okayed the charges against her.
This is after the MP in October 2019 stormed into a meeting organized by Reuben Katana, an ODM candidate in the by-election where she was linked to a fatal shooting that took place then.
The man was shot dead in a scuffle between rival Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party supporters in Ganda Ward in Malindi, Kilifi County.
Gumbao Jola, 48, died upon arrival at Malindi General Hospital. He was Katana’s uncle.
Chaos erupted after the MP stormed the meeting where she questioned why a meeting was being held at night yet the campaign period had ended. ODM officials, however, reportedly insisted that the meeting was meant for agents’ training.
In her response over the incident, Jumwa pointed her finger towards ODM Party claiming that it had played a role in the death of the agent.
“When I arrived at the event, I met a guy called Agunga who claimed that I would not interfere with the event as the police were around. I don’t know what the police were doing in the area. I believe ODM had a sinister motive as the campaign period was over. ODM should be held responsible for the death of the deceased. I would like to urge my followers to be calm and remain in their houses.
“We don’t know how the deceased died or who killed him. Reports claim that it was my bodyguard, the police or anonymous people like the ODM agent. We want justice for the Ganda residents,” she stated at a conference.
According to reports, the office of the DPP in Mombasa has obtained compelling evidence to charge her with murder.
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