Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa has been exempted from attending court during the mention of her corruption case on October 2.
This is after the prosecution failed to oppose the exemption request by the MP’s defence team. The court was told that the lawyers have been supplied with the files the prosecution intends to use during the proceedings.
Jumwa is charged with conspiracy to defraud the public of Sh19 million belonging to the National Government-Constituency Development Fund, conflict of interest, money laundering and acquisition of proceeds of crime.
She is charged alongside Wachu Omar, Kennedy Otieno, Bernard Riba, Sophia Saidi, Margaret Kalume, Robert Katana and Multiserve contractors.
She was freed on a Sh5 million bond with surety or a Sh2 million cash bail.
The court declined to release the lawmaker on free bond as requested by her defence team which argued that she is not a flight risk and would attend court whenever required.