Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji has recommended the prosecution of controversial Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa who is allied to the Tanga Tanga group associated with deputy president William Ruto. A source at the DPP’s office which declined to be named said the file is ready to have the legislator prosecuted at the Mombasa Law Court.
The firearm used to shoot the uncle to the then ODM candidate during the Ganda ward by-election Ruben Katana, belonged to the lawmaker. The cartridge of the firearm ammunition packaging is licensed to the MP Aisha Jumwa. “We have established that despite not using the firearm herself, or pull the trigger at the incident, she is the owner of the gun,” the source said.
The officer said both the lawmaker and her alleged lover will face criminal and murder charges. The incident took place last year but the office of the DPP had to conduct thorough investigations before arraigning the two in court, the officer said.
A man was shot dead on October 15, 2019, during chaos involving the MP and Orange Democratic Movement supporters at Ganda in Kilifi county.
The incident had occurred at the Penduliani home of an ODM candidate for the Ganda ward by-election Reuben Katana. Katana and other leaders were allegedly meeting agents to prepare for the mini poll.
Aisha Jumwa and her team are reported to have forced themselves into the home following reports that a team of ODM leaders was meeting youths. Earlier, armed police officers had visited the home.
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission had declared that Monday as the final day for campaigns. However, the police had later provided security after being informed that the meeting had nothing to do with campaigns.