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Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa Presents Herself To The Police

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MALINDI MP AISHA JUMWA. / COURTESY

Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa has presented herself to the police over the Ksh19 million county development fund (CDF) scandal.

Jumwa surrendering at the Port Police Station to record a statement and is set to be arraigned on Monday, August 31.

“I am here because the court directed me to be here. I was in Nairobi. I do not know the offences but we will hear them in court tomorrow,” she told journalists.

Media reports indicate that she recorded a statement and left, and she was not detained as earlier reported.

Jumwa was a no-show in a Mombasa Court on Friday as police arraigned her six co-accused over alleged misappropriation of funds in the CDF kitty.

The MP’s lawyer, Danstan Omari, told the court that his client, who is accused of misappropriating  Ksh19 million CDF funds, could not appear in court as she is sick.

Mombasa Law Courts Chief Magistrate Edna Nyaloti ordered that the MP appears physically in court on Monday, August 31.

Read Also: DPP Orders Arrest Of Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa, 6 Others Over Alleged Misappropriation Of CDF Money

On Thursday, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji ordered the arrest of the lawmaker alongside Malindi CDF Committee members, the CDF account manager and the director of  Multserve Contractors Limited, a company that allegedly irregularly received Ksh19 million for the construction of the Malindi sub-county education office after a flawed tendering process.

The DPP said that out of the Ksh19 million transferred to the company, Ksh2.5 million was illegally transferred to Ms Jumwa, which amounts to conflict of interest.

“Evidence showed that Hon. Aisha Jumwa Karisa Katana concealed the said sums, being proceeds of crime, through depositing an instalment towards the purchase of an apartment situated on L.R No. 2/289, along Argwings Kodhek Road in Nairobi, ” said Haji.

The six suspects arraigned on Friday pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiring to commit graft and money laundering and were released on a Ksh10 million bond or Ksh5 million cash bail each.

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Written by Francis Muli

Senior reporter at Kahawa Tungu, Muli has a passion for human interest stories. Believes in unearthing societal rots that have been hidden from the public eye.
Follow me on Twitter @FmuliKE. Email francis@kahawatungu.com

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