Malindi Member of Parliament(MP) Aisha Jumwa has been vindicated from the killing of a man and injury of several other people during the Ganda Ward by-election in 2019.
This is after a ballistics report presented in court indicated Jumwa did not fire a bullet that killed Ngumbao Jola.
However, the Office of Director of Public Prosecutions is to study the report and decide whether the charges will be withdrawn.
“I ask the court to withdraw all lawyers I had hired to represent my bodyguard Geoffrey Otieno Okuto in the murder case and to cancel a bond in which my daughter had stood surety for him,” Jumwa asked.
However, Okuto pleaded with the court for time to get another lawyer to represent him in the murder case.
Justice Anne Ongijo gave Okuto until Monday, July 12 to find new lawyer(s) and a new surety.
Ngumbao 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 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.