Rebel ODM MP Aisha Jumwa has been arrested over the scuffle that ensued between her and Orange Democratic Movement supporters in the ongoing by-election campaigns for Ganda Ward in Kilifi
Citizen TV on Tuesday, October 15, reported that Jumwa was taken into custody, after a death was reported at an ODM event she disrupted.
A man was shot and killed after chaos erupted during campaigns in Ganda Ward, Kilifi County, ahead of the upcoming by-election that is scheduled for October 17, 2019.
The meeting was convened for ODM agents to strategise on how they would conduct the mini-poll.
ODM Director of Communication Philip Etale took to social media on the very day to confirm that Jumwa disrupted the event.
“Aisha Jumwa is a Jubilee leaning legislator. In Ganda Ward, she has a candidate whom she has been campaigning for. This evening, she stormed a meeting of the ODM candidate Reuben Mwamure Katana at his residence where he and other party officials were training agents as required by law. She was viscous and out of control.
She was shouting and yelling at everyone on sight. Police officer whom she had sent to candidate’s home with the aid of the local OCPD started firing in the air to disperse the agents and the youths who were providing security at the home of the candidate,” Etale posted on Facebook.
He went on to allege that the guns shots were fired from Jumwa’s car.
“In the ensuing melee, someone in Hon. Jumwa’s vehicle, began firing at the people. Mwamure’s uncle’s Mzee Ngumbao Jihole was shot in the chest and died as he was being rushed to hospital. Jumwa then sped off to unknown destination,” Etale claimed.
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.
Video courtesy of Citizen TV.
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