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Kenyan MP To Face Murder Charge Over Election Chaos

A member of parliament in Kenya, Aisha Jumwa, is set to face murder and assault charges over last years’ fatal shooting at Ganda Ward that left one dead and several

A member of parliament in Kenya, Aisha Jumwa, is set to face murder and assault charges over last years’ fatal shooting at Ganda Ward that left one dead and several others injured during a by-election in October 2019 in the coastal region.

The public prosecutor in the East African country who approved the charges said Jumwa will face the charges alongside her aide Geoffrey Okuto Otieno.

The MP is accused of storming the home of one of the candidates in the by-election where a meeting was taking place and confronting those in charge.

A scuffle ensued between her supporters and those of the candidate and the police fire teargas. A 48-year-old Gumbao Jola was shot dead and several others injured.

She was arrested shortly after the incident but later released, with Ms. Jumwa denying being involved in the murder.

She says she was at the scene of the scuffle but insists she left, on the advice of the police, before the fatal shooting.

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