High Court Justice Njoki Mwangi was forced to briefly defer plea taking to allow the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions to avail the missing mental assessment report for Mr Otieno.
Malindi Member Of Parliament, Aisha Jumwa and her co-accused Geoffrey Otieno have failed to take plea today Thursday mid-morning over a missing medical report. Ms Jumwa and her aide were brought to court in Mombasa at exactly 9 am to plead to the charges but the mix-up delayed the process, forcing the duo to be locked up in a different courtroom as the judge dealt with other matters.
The judge had questioned the validity of Ms Jumwa’s medical report because the court noted that it bears a signature that’s not that of a psychiatric known to be conducting the assessments in Mombasa. However, the prosecutors explained that the medic who appends his signatures on the report has retired and that the procedure was done by his colleague who is currently in charge.
Prosecutors Jammy Yamina and Alloys Kemo had asked the court to proceed with plea taking pending the production of the report but the judge declined, directing that the report must be availed in court before the two are charged.
Defence lawyers Jared Magolo, Danstan Omari and Cliff Ombeta, however, read mischief and demanded that the document be produced. The prosecutors were forced to rush back to their office to pick the document.
The two will be charged with the killing of Mr.Ngumbao, an ODM supporter who was shot dead in October last year during campaigns for the Ganda Ward by-election. They have been in custody at Port police station since Monday this week.Follow us in social media: