Malindi MP of Aisha Jumwa has been arrested following misappropriation of County Development Funds (CDF) allegations.
The MP, who was arrested upon surrendering at the Port Police Station, will be arraigned in court on Monday, August 31.
The vocal politician was a no-show in Mombasa Court of Friday as police arraigned her six co-accused following alleged embezzlement of funds in the CDF kitty.
Jumwa’s lawyer, Dunstan Omari, told the court that the MP, who was charged for misappropriating Sh19 million CDF money, could not appear in court as she was feeling well.
Mombasa Law Courts Chief Magistrate Edna Nyaloti ordered that Aisha Jumwa appears in court physically on Monday, August 31.
The Director of Public Prosecutor (DPP)Noordin Haji on Thursday ordered the controversial MP’s arrest and Malindi CDF committee members, the CDF account manager, and the director of Multserve Contractors Limited.
Multserve Contractors Limited allegedly irregularly received Sh19 million for the construction of the Malindi sub-county education office after a flawed tendering process.
DPP Haji said that out of the Sh19 million transferred to the firm, Sh2.5 million was illegally transferred to MP Jumwa, which accounts for conflict of interest.
According to the DPP, investigations established that the MP concealed the said money, being proceeds of crime, by depositing an installment towards the purchase of an apartment situated on L.R No.2/289, along Argwings Kodhek Road in Nairobi.
The DPP also noted that they were able to establish misappropriation of only Sh19 million, although evidence showed that several businesses controlled by Ms. Jumwa through her proxies fraudulently received funds amounting to Sh57 million from the National Government Constituency Development Fund which in turn transmitted the cash to her.
The six suspects who appeared before the Mombasa Law Courts Chief Magistrate Edna Nyaloti pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiring to commit corruption and money laundering and were thereafter released on a Sh10 Million bond or Sh5 Million cash bail each.