MP Aisha Jumwa to spend weekend in custody after failing to raise Ksh.4M cash bail


Malindi Member of Parliament Aisha Jumwa will be a guest of the State for the weekend after she was unable to post bail on time for her release on Friday.

Jumwa was granted a cash bail of Ksh.4 million or Ksh.3 million bond while her co-accused Geoffrey Okuto, who is her bodyguard, was granted Ksh.1.5 million cash bail or bond of Ksh.1 million.

High Court judge Njoki Mwangi granted them bail on grounds that the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions failed to avail compelling reasons to convince the court to deny them bond.

The court, however, directed the two to deposit their passports in court before being released and that they present themselves to court whenever they are required.

They have also been warned against interfering with the witnesses.

The two are accused of killing Ngumbao Jola, an ODM Party supporter, during the Ganda Ward by-election  campaigns in October last year. They denied the charges.

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