By Getrude Matayo
Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji has approved murder charges against Malindi Member of Parliament Aisha Jumwa over the killing of a man in the Ganda Ward during by-election in 2019.
MP Aisha Jumwa had been arrested after she stormed the home of Reuben Mwambire Katana, an ODM candidate in the by-elections leading to the shooting of a 48-year-old man.
According to the sources, privy to the matter is set to undergo a mental assessment next Wednesday before being charged in court.
The incident occurred after MP Aisha 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.
MP Aisha Jumwa claimed that the time that Katana was conducting campaigns despite the elapse of the campaign period. She stormed the homestead in the company of her supporters.
She allegedly demanded to know why a meeting would be held at night after the campaign period had lapsed.
Katana instated that he was not conducting campaigns but was meeting his agents to prepare for the elections. Police who had visited the homestead earlier in the day opted to provide security after confirming that it was not a political meeting.
Aisha Jumwa was on October 26th, 2019 arrested at her home in Kakuyuni, Malindi over the incident before being released.
It is believed the deceased was shot in the chest by the lawmaker’s bodyguards identified as Geoffrey Okuto Otieno. He will be charged alongside the MP Jumwa.