Kenya: Malindi Lawmaker Aisha Jumwa Arraigned in Court on Incitement Charges

16 October 2019

Mombasa — Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa appeared in court Wednesday afternoon where prosecutors were seeking orders to detain her further awaiting the outcome of an investigation on her role in Tuesday night fracas in Ganda ward where a person was shot dead.

The prosecution also sought the detention of Okuto Otieno, an aide of Jumwa, at Port Police for 21 days.

The two appeared before who was expected to rule on the prosecution's application later on Wednesday.

Jumwa is said to have stormed a meeting organised by ODM candidate Reuben Katana at his home, where chaos ensued, with locals accusing her driver of shooting a person.

Organisers of the meeting accused her of disrupting the meeting between Katana and ODM agents for the by-election scheduled for Thursday.

Jumwa is a member of ODM but pledges loyalty to the ruling Jubilee Party, often accompanying Deputy President William Ruto to political meetings.

A police report seen by Capital FM News indicated that it was not certain who shot the person identified as Ngumbao Jola, an uncle to the ODM candidate. He succumbed to injuries at the Malindi General Hospital.

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