One shot dead as ODM and Aisha Jumwa supporters clash in Malindi


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In Summary

  • The incident occurred after Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa stormed a meeting of ODM agents at a house belonging to Reuben Katana, the ODM candidate in the upcoming Ganda Ward by-elections.
  • The meeting was reportedly meant to plan on how ODM agents would handle the by-election on October 17.
  • An unknown number of people are reported to have been injured in the confrontation.

One person has been shot dead in a scuffle between rival ODM Party supporters in Ganda Ward in Malindi, Kilifi County.

The incident occurred after Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa stormed a meeting of ODM agents at a house belonging to Reuben Katana, the ODM candidate in the upcoming Ganda Ward by-elections.

The meeting was reportedly meant to plan on how ODM agents would handle the by-election on October 17.

An unknown number of people are reported to have been injured in the confrontation.

Jumwa is said to have stormed the venue reportedly querying why such a meeting would be held at night after the campaign period has lapsed.

ODM officials, however, insisted that the meeting was meant for agents training.

Aisha Jumwa has denied involvement in the scuffle.

Malindi sub-county Police Commander Phillip Wambugu said investigations into the incident are ongoing.

Meanwhile, IEBC on Tuesday summoned ODM Chairman John Mbadi over violence in the Kibra by-elections last Saturday that targeted Jubilee candidate McDonald Mariga.

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