DPP orders arrest of MP Aisha Jumwa over CDF misappropriation

DPP orders arrest of MP Aisha Jumwa over CDF misappropriation
Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa. PHOTO| COURTESY

The Director of Public Prosecutions has ordered the arrest and prosecution of Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa and six other officers over alleged misappropriation of Constituency Development Funds (CDF) amounting to Ksh.19 million.

Citizen Digital understands that the six officers have already been arrested by officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations while a pursuit is ongoing for Jumwa.

The six include; 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.

According to the DPP, Jumwa fraudulently acquired public funds through Multserve Contractors Limited, a company that was awarded a tender for the construction of Malindi Sub-County Education Office.

“Multserve Contractors Limited received an amount of Kshs. 19,002,000.00/=, out of which Kshs. 2,500,000.000/= was illegally transferred to Hon. Aisha Jumwa Karisa Katana whilst being a Member of Parliament for Malindi Constituency. This amounted to conflict of interest,” said the DPP.

According to the DPP, Jumwa concealed the said sums, being proceeds of crime, through depositing an installment towards the purchase of an apartment along Argwings Kodhek Road in Nairobi.

The seven are set to be charged with conspiracy to commit an offence of corruption, wilful failure to comply with procurement laws, conflic of interest, money laundering among other counts.

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