DPP slaps Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa with murder charges

Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa will stand trial for murder.

This is after the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) approved the charges against her on Wednesday, October 14. – By Collins Osanya

The lawmaker was embroiled in a political fracas which climaxed into a fatal shooting in October 2019 during campaigns for the Ganda Ward by-election in Kilifi County.

Sources at the office of the DPP intimate that Jumwa will undergo a mental test on Wednesday, October 21 before being formally charged in court.

It’s alleged that the vocal MP stormed a meeting by ODM party agents convened to strategize on the election before chaos ensued.

“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,” the legislator told members of the press in an past briefing.

“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,” Jumwa stated.

Jumwa’s 2019 woes were compounded after the DPP charged her alongside seven others in 2020 with the conspiracy to commit fraud.

The office of the DPP revealed that businesses controlled by the ODM legislator through proxies allegedly received monies from the National Government Constituency Development Fund meant for her constituency.