Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa is set to spend three nights in police custody after a ruling from a Mombasa Court on Monday, October 19.  

Judge Njoki Mwangi ruled that Jumwa will be remanded, pending plea taking on Thursday, October 22 in a murder case.

“The two accused persons shall be remanded at port police station pending psychiatric examination. Pre-bail assessment shall be undertaken on each of the accused.

“Accused to be escorted to Coast General on 21st Oct for psychiatric examination,” noted Mwangi.

In October 2019, the outspoken lawmaker was linked to a fatal shooting after chaos erupted during campaigns in Ganda Ward, Kilifi County.

Jumwa and his co-accused, Geoffrey Okuto Otieno, who was his bodyguard at the time will be expected to take plea in a murder case.

This comes after the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), on Wednesday, October 14, approved murder charges against Jumwa.