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Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa Freed on a 4M Cash Bail

Aisha Jumwa freed

After spending four days in the cell, Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa has been freed on a cash bail of 4M or a surety of the same amount.

Her assistant Geoffrey Otieno was freed on a 1 million cash bail or a surety of the same amount.

The two appeared before court on a Mombasa  court to answer to a murder case. The two are accused of Gumbao Jola’s murder during the Ganda Ward by-elections last year.

On Thursday, the member of parliament and her assistant failed to take plea in the murder after there was a medical research mix up. They had appeared before High court Judge Njoki Mwangi.

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Justice Mwangi questioned the validity of MP Jumwa’s report as it had the signature of a psychiatrist not recognized the court.

The office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) also failed to produce Mr. Otieno’s medical examination report, forcing the judge defer plea taking for a while.

The court was told that the MP’s medical report had a different signature as the previous psychiatrist had retired, leaving his colleague in charge.

The prosecution sought to have the plea taking proceed, a request that objected to, directing that the missing report be availed before the two are charged.

The two have been in custody since Monday.

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