Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa back in court for murder charges

Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa appears before an open court at the Mombasa Law Courts on Monday, August 31, accompanied by lawyer Cliff Ombeta/CFM

Malindi Member of Parliament Aisha Jumwa is today set to appear before Mombasa courts to face murder charges that clouded the Ganda ward by-elections. – By Gerald Gekara.

The vocal Malindi legislator is set to take plea on the murder charges levelled against her.

According to his lawyer, Dunstan Omari, Aisha Jumwa took her mental assessment, a requirement of remandees charged with murder. He dismissed claims that Jumwa was denied bail over her decision to boycott the psychiatric tests.

“Our client is a very respected member of the society, she is part of the legislature in charge of making laws. Why should she not honor her obligations.”

Aisha Jumwa was taken in as a suspect, after one supporter was injured in a meeting that Jumwa opposed. Shots were fired to disperse the irate locals, leaving one person dead.

Since her decision to ditch ODM, Jumwa has been in and out of courts, and police stations.