DPP Charges MP Aisha Jumwa with Murder

Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa in court in October 2019 after being charged with murder and incitement to violence. /FILE

Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji has approved a murder charge against Malindi Member of Parliament Aisha Jumwa.

In October 2019, the outspoken lawmaker was linked to a fatal shooting after chaos erupted during campaigns in Ganda Ward, Kilifi County.

The vocal legislator, according to sources privy to the matter, is set to undergo a mental assessment next Wednesday before being charged in court.

Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji. /FILE

The man was shot dead in a scuffle 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 winner of the by-election.

Jumwa 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 agentsโ€™ training.

MP Jumwa was on October 16, 2019 arrested at her home in Kakuyuni, Malindi, over the incident before later being released.

She was arrested in 2020 alongside six other officers over the misappropriation of Ksh19 million Constituency Development Funds (CDF).

In an order Haji issued in August, it was revealed that the Jumwa and her officers were charged with conspiracy to commit an offence of corruption, willful failure to comply with the law related to procurement, conflict of interest, money laundering, acquisition of proceeds of crime, forgery and uttering.

That was after business entities controlled by the MP through her proxies allegedly received funds from the National Government Constituency Development Fund for her constituency.

Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa. /THE STAR
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