Aisha Jumwa, a former Malindi MP,

 Aisha Jumwa, a former Malindi MP, is set to be called as a witness for the prosecution in a murder case that has been pending before the Mombasa High Court for two years.

This is in response to Ms. Jumwa's request that the director of public prosecutions, Noordin Haji, to look into the case and consider making her a state witness.

The public service candidate informed Justice Ann Onginjo via her counsel, Jared Magolo, that it is obvious that the suspect should act for the state as a witness after considering the testimony of three witnesses.


Magolo added, "We want the DPP to take a look at the case so that Ms. Jumwa may better assist the state as a witness rather than an accused person."

State attorney Vivian Kambaga told the court that the DPP has been told that Ms. Jumwa and the family of Jola Ngumbao (who is dead) have been talking about how to settle the case out of court. The prosecutor confirmed that she had received a letter asking the DPP to reevaluate the murder charge against Ms. Jumwa.

Since Ms. Jumwa was not the primary culprit in this case, the victim's family wanted the dispute to be resolved outside of court, she added.

The prosecution says that the family of the person who died told the ODPP that they don't think Jumwa was the main criminal because he wasn't armed, didn't fire a gun, and didn't do anything else wrong.

Mr. Ngumbao was allegedly killed by Ms. Jumwa in 2019 when she was running for the Ganda Ward by-election. Together with her assistant, Geoffrey Okuto, she is charged. In their case, at least three witnesses have given testimony.

The lawsuit had a hearing date originally set for October 26.

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