Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji has okayed a murder charge against Malindi Member of Parliament Aisha Jumwa over the killing of a man during the Ganda Ward by-election in 2019.
The vocal legislator, according to sources privy to the matter, is set to undergo a mental assessment next Wednesday before being charged in court.
The man was shot dead in a scuffle between rival Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party supporters in Ganda Ward in Malindi, Kilifi County, in October last year.
The incident occurred after MP 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.
Jumwa allegedly demanded to know why such a meeting would be held at night after the campaign period had lapsed.
ODM officials, however, reportedly insisted that the meeting was meant for agents’ training.
MP Jumwa was on October 16, 2019 arrested at her home in Kakuyuni, Malindi, over the incident before later being released.