The Malindi MP has been arrested following the death of an ODM supporter.
Jumwa was arrested at 2.00 a.m. today.
The Malindi Member of Parliament says she stormed the meeting to find out why it was being held past the campaign period.
Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa and four others have been arrested after an ODM supporter was shot dead on Tuesday.
The man met his untimely demise during a fracas that erupted at Reuben Katana, an ODM candidate’s home in Ganda Ward on Tuesday.
The chaos began when Aisha Jumwa invited herself intending to disrupt the meeting between Mr Katana and ODM agents.
According to Jumwa, the meeting was illegal for it was being held beyond the campaign period for Thursday’s by-elections.
Till now, it is not clear who fired the bullet that claimed one life.
Writing on her twitter handle, Aisha Jumwa confirmed her arrest earlier today.
She was arrested at her residence located in Kakuyuni by heavily guarded security officers.
Aisha Jumwa was arrested at around 2.00 a.m. today when police raided her home.
The MP refused to grant the police access forcing them to camp at the entrance since 10.00 p.m. before finally resolving to raid her home.
According to the police report, the officers got wind of the meeting from members of the public who tipped them.
On arrival, the police found 500 people, tents that had been erected all over the compound, parked vehicles and motorcycles.
In the process of arresting the organizers of the meeting, Aisha Jumwa arrived in the company of her aids and other unidentified people.
As the MP tried to inquire about what was happening, the unruly crowd began pelting stones and other crude weapons at her team.
What followed was a scuffle prompting Jumwa’s bodyguard to shoot in the air.
This further enraged the crowd who began alleging that the bodyguard had shot an unidentified male.
The crowd’s violence obliged the police to fire in the air to disperse them.
The injured male was taken to Malindi General Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.