Katana Jola, the father to Ganda ward by-election ODM candidate Reuben Katana, has said Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa shot and killed his brother’s death.
On Tuesday, chaos erupted at Mzee Jola’s home after Jumwa stormed the compound. His younger brother Ngumbao Jola was killed on spot.
Before her arrest on Tuesday, Jumwa dismissed claims that she shot the man dead, adding that ODM was holding a meeting past campaign time.
“Campaigns ended on Monday at 6pm as per the law and once I received reports that the ODM candidate was holding an illegal meeting, I decided to go and protest why police were not doing their duty,” said the combative MP.
But in an interview with the media, Mzee Jola accused Aisha Jumwa of allegedly snatching a pistol from her bodyguard before shooting his younger brother.
According to him, the bullet was aimed at Reuben Katana, who is set to contest the by-election on Thursday.
Ms Jumwa supports Immediate former MCA Abdul Omar.
“After some few minutes, Aisha Jumwa stormed the meeting, she snatched a pistol from the bodyguard and aimed at Katana (Reuben). The bullet missed the target and hit his uncle,” he said.
While the claims cannot be substantiated, Mzee Jola could be lined up as a state witness.