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MP Aisha Jumwa, her aide remanded until Thursday in murder case

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  • The firearm used in the fatal shooting allegedly belonged to the lawmaker.
  • The late was an uncle to Reuben Katana, who won the by-election.
  • The seat had fallen vacant after the High Court nullified the August 7, 2017 election of Abdulrahman Omar.

Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa and her aide Geoffrey Okuto Otieno have been remanded in custody until Thursday, October 22, when they are expected to take plea in a murder case.

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Judge Njoki Mwangi today (October 19) directed the two suspects to undergo a mental assessment at the Coast General Hospital, before taking plea on Thursday.

Five days ago, DPP Haji approved murder and assault charges against the lawmaker and her aide.

The two will be charged over the killing of Michael Jola Ngumbao, and injuring of several people during the October, 2019 Ganda Ward by-election. The seat had fallen vacant after the High Court nullified the election of Abdulrahman Omar due to election irregularities in the August 7, 2017 General elections.

On the fateful day, rival Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Party supporters clashed after MP Jumwa allegedly stormed a meeting of the party’s agents at Pendukiani in Malindi constituency.

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Jola Ngumbao was shot dead in the fracas. He was an uncle to Reuben Katana, the ODM candidate and eventual winner of the by-election.

It’s alleged that the firearm used in the shooting belonged to the lawmaker. The cartridge of the firearm ammunition packaging is also said to have been licensed to the MP.

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