Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa arrested

Malindi Member of Parliament Aisha Jumwa has been arrested.

Her arrest follows the chaos at the home of Ruben Katana, the ODM candidate for Ganda Ward by-election that left one person dead.

The scuffle between rival ODM Party supporters came ahead of Thursday’s Ganda Ward by-election in Malindi, Kilifi County.

The incident occurred after Jumwa stormed a meeting of ODM agents at Katana’s house.

An unknown number of people are reported to have been injured in the scuffle.

Meanwhile, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) on Tuesday summoned ODM Chairman John Mbadi over violence in the Kibra by-elections over the weekend.

The violence reportedly targeted Jubilee candidate McDonald Mariga’s supporters.  

In his complaint to IEBC, Mariga claims the violent scenes witnessed in one of his rallies on Saturday was a culmination of a series of well-calculated, planned and executed violence against his supporters.

Mbadi is now required to file the party’s response to the accusations within the next 24 hours and appear at the IEBC headquarters on Friday.

The statement from IEBC said that should Mbadi fail to file a response and enter an appearance within the time mentioned, the complaint will be heard and determined in his absence.

During the last Saturday incident, Mariga was forced to flee after his campaign convoy was pelted with stones.


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