Kenya: Aisha Jumwa to Spend Another Night in Police Custody Over Malindi Chaos

16 October 2019

Mombasa — Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa will spend a second night in police custody pending a ruling on an application by the public prosecutor who on Wednesday sought 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.

Jumwa's aide, Okuto Otieno, will also be held at Port Police until Thursday when a Mombasa court will rule on the prosecution's request to have them detained for 21 days before charges are preferred.

The two appeared before Mombasa Senior Resident Magistrate Vincent Adet who is expected to rule on the prosecution's application on Thursday.

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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