The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji has approved a murder charge against Malindi Member of Parliament Aisha Jumwa over the killing of a man during the Ganda Ward by-election in 2019.

Last year, the vocal lawmaker was linked to a fatal shooting at Ganda Ward, Kilifi County that led to the death of one man.

Reports indicate that Jumwa is set to undergo a mental assessment before the case commences.

Aisha Jumwa response

All through the case so far, Jumwa has maintained that she is innocent pointing an accusing finger at the Orange Democratic Movement party.

"When I arrived at the event, I met a guy called Agunga who claimed that I would not interfere with the event as the police were around. I don’t know what the police were doing in the area. I believe ODM had a sinister motive as the campaign period was over. ODM should be held responsible for the death of the deceased. I would like to urge my followers to be calm and remain in their houses.

"We don't know how the deceased died or who killed him. Reports claim that it was my bodyguard, the police or anonymous people like the ODM agent. We want justice for the Ganda residents," she stated at a conference,” she said at a past interview.