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Aisha Jumwa lists fresh demands in murder case

Aisha Jumwa, a Malindi Member of Parliament, has renewed her demands in a murder case in which she and her bodyguard, Geoffrey Otieno Okuto, are accused of killing Jola Ngumbao, an Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) supporter. The legislator is requesting that the matter be shifted to lower courts in a motion filed in court on Tuesday, February 1.

The vocal legislator has asked the court to transfer the case from the High court to the lower magistrates court. Umwa is seeking that the case be reopened and moved from Mombasa High Court to Kilifi, where the alleged crime was committed. Jumwa is also attempting to ensure that if she is convicted, she has access to all legal avenues of appeal, according to the court records.
“With the matter coming before the High Court in its original jurisdiction, the applicant is highly apprehensive that the only available avenues of appeal shall be the Court of Appeal with slim possibilities of the matter proceeding for appeal in the Supreme Court due to the court’s special jurisdictions,” Jumwa’s lawyer, Danstan Omari, stated.
Omari contended that the issue should not have been brought to the High Court due to a lack of statutory prerequisites. Her legal team argued that if the case was permitted to continue in the High Court, Jumwa’s right to a fair trial would be jeopardized.

The injured lawmaker, who was unable to attend court, also filed a supporting document in support of her request to have her case tried in magistrate court, claiming that if it is heard in the High Court, she will be greatly prejudiced. Omari contended that the issue should not have been brought to the High Court due to a lack of statutory prerequisites. Her legal team argued that if the case was permitted to continue in the High Court, Jumwa’s right to a fair trial would be jeopardized.

The injured lawmaker, who was unable to attend court, also filed a supporting document in support of her request to have her case tried in magistrate court, claiming that if it is heard in the High Court, she will be greatly prejudiced

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