Mombasa chief magistrate Edna Nyaloti frees Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa on sh 2 Million cash bail


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Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa at the Mombasa Law Courts on Monday, August 31, 2020. FILE


Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa released on sh2 million cash bail and an alternative Sh5 million bond.

Mombasa chief magistrate Edna Nyaloti on Monday stated the court could not refuse the MP bond as she was not a cruising peril and the accuser had not established so.

Nyaloti said Jumwa might be considering bigger political goals, hence the court could not stand as a stumbling block to her dreams.

"I have weighed the submissions from the prosecution and also the defence counsels. I have also considered the laws on bond and bail. The accused is an MP and therefore she is not flighted risk," said Nyaloti.

Hon. Jumwa was charged with six counts including money laundering, acquiring proceeds of a crime, conflict of interests as well as fraud.

The court proceeded evaluated bond terms of six accused persons who were charged on Friday.

Nyaloti reduced their bond from Sh5 million to Sh2 million as well as the cash bail from Sh2 million to Sh500,000.

She said the terms will be further evaluated downwards if the accused fail to raise the bond.

The matter will be mentioned on September 21.

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