Aisha Jumwa denies Ksh.19M graft charges, freed on Ksh.2M cash bail


Aisha Jumwa denies Ksh.19M graft charges, freed on Ksh.2M cash bail

Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa has been freed on Ksh. 2million cash bail after she denied misappropriating Ksh.19million of the County Development Fund (CDF).

She surrendered to police on Sunday following a directive from Mombasa Chief Magistrate Edna Nyaloti after the Prosecution told the court that they could not trace her.

During her arraignment at a Mombasa court on Monday, Jumwa was also given the option of paying Ksh.5million bond for her release.

Mombasa Chief Magistrate Edna Nyaloti also reduced bond for Jumwa’s co-accused from Ksh.10million to Ksh.2million with an alternative of Ksh.500,000 cash bail.

The six co-accused are Wachu Omar Abdalla (Malindi CDF Account Manager), Kennedy Otieno Onyango Bernard Riba Kai, Sophia Saidi Charo and Margaret Faith Kalume who are members of the Malindi Tender Evaluation Committee as well as Robert Katana Wanje a Director of Multserve Contractors Limited.

They have been charged with 13 offenses including forgery, fraud in procurement and money laundering.

The case will be mentioned on September 21.

 

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