Reuben Katana, ODM’s candidate for the Ganda Ward by-election shot dead


A man was on the evening of Tuesday, October 15, shot and killed after chaos erupted during campaigns in Ganda Ward, Kilifi County, ahead of the region’s upcoming by-election that is scheduled for October 17, 2019.

It is believed that Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa stormed a venue where a meeting was ongoing and in the scuffle that ensued, the ODM agent got killed.

The meeting was convened for ODM agents to strategise on how they would conduct the mini-poll.

Speaking to reporters, a correspondent from the region confirmed the deceased as Gumbao Jola, an uncle to Reuben Katana, ODM’s candidate for the Ganda Ward by-election.

According to short videos doing rounds on social media, Jumwa stormed the venue with police in tow after which the scuffle erupted.

It is not clear who pulled the trigger that killed the victim during the chaos.

“Aisha Jumwa arrived at the venue in a white car surrounded by bodyguards and it was in the chaos that ensued, a shot was heard.

“It was not immediately clear who shot the victim,” the source intimated.

Confirming the incident, Malindi Sub-county Police Commander Phillip Wambugu stated that investigations had been launched into the matter, as Jumwa denied any involvement in the scuffle.

The deceased was taken to Malindi District Hospital Mortuary.

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