Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji has given the go ahead for a murder charge against Malindi Member of Parliament Aisha Jumwa over the killing of a man during the Ganda Ward by-election in 2019.
MP Jumwa was on October 16, 2019 arrested in her home in Kakuyuni, Malindi, over the incident before later being released. The vocal legislator, according to her lawyers, is set to undergo a mental assessment next Wednesday before being charged in court.
The man was shot dead during chaos between rival Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party supporters in Ganda Ward in Malindi, Kilifi County, in October last year.
The incident occurred after MP Jumwa reportedly stormed a meeting of ODM agents at a house belonging to Reuben Katana, the ODM candidate and eventual al winner of the by-election.
She allegedly demanded to know why such a meeting would be held at night after the campaign period had lapsed.ODM officials, however, reportedly insisted that the meeting was meant for agents’ training.Follow us in social media: