Malindi Member of Parliament Aisha Jumwa is set to spend the weekend in police custody despite securing bail on Friday.
According to reports on Citizen Digital, the vocal legislator was unable to raise the required amount thus she won’t be able to be set free.
Jumwa was on Friday released on Sh4m cash bail or a surety of the same amount after spending four nights in police custody over murder charges.
Her bodyguard Geoffrey Otieno, who is her co-accused in the case, was also released but on different terms. He is to pay either a cash bail of one million shillings or a Sh1.5 million bond.
Jumwa, Otieno Directed to surrender passports
Appearing at the Mombasa High Court on Friday, the two were directed to surrender their passports to the court.
Presiding Judge Lady Njoki Mwangi Justice cautioned the two against interfering with suspects in the case, noting any such reports could lead to cancellation of their bail terms.
Jumwa and Otieno are accused of being involved in the murder of Ngumbao Jola; a 48-year-old-man who died during chaos that occurred during campaigns for a by-election in Ganda Ward last year.
Jumwa and Otieno have, however, dismissed the claims.