Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa and her aide can breathe a sigh of relief after a Mombasa court released them on Bond.
The embattled politician was released on a KSh 500,000 cash bail or a bond of KSh 1 million shillings and a surety of the same.
While granting her the bond the court declared that it was its mandate to defend the rights and liberty of the accused persons until proven guilty.
“Person’s liberty should be respected at all times unless there is any legal reasons to warrant against this,” observed the magistrate Vincent Adet.
The investigation was officially handed over to the DCI and the accused were required to appear before the DCI’s offices in Malindi on October 22, 2019.
— Citizen TV Kenya (@citizentvkenya) October 17, 2019
The prosecutors had sought orders to detain Jumwa and her aide Okuto Otieno for 21 days further awaiting the outcome of an investigation on her role in Tuesday night chaos that led to the shooting of one person dead.
The firebrand MP was arrested on Wednesday morning and presented in court following a fracas at the home of ODM Candidate in Ganda Ward by-elections Reuben Katana. One man was fatally shot in the fracas.
It is alleged that Jumwa together with her aides in a convoy of three vehicles accompanied by her supporters stormed the candidate’s compound demanding o know why they were holding meetings past the campaign deadline.
This man must IMMEDIATELY be put under witness protection. Aisha Jumwa personally killed Ngumbao Jola. What an evil woman! Cold hearted pic.twitter.com/cvWyK4SWFY
— Bel Akinyi (@BelAkinyii) October 17, 2019
The confrontation is said to have triggered violence with Ngumbao Jola, an uncle to the ODM candidate getting shot on the shoulder and later succumbed to injuries at the Malindi General Hospital.
Jumwa, who is a member of ODM has pledged her loyalty to the ruling Jubilee Party, often accompanying Deputy President William Ruto to political meetings and has been campaigning for Joseph Ngumbao Kiponda of the Jubilee Party in Ganda Ward mini poll.