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Malindi MP’s case postponed

[Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa (close right) with her aide Geoffrey Otieno at the Mombasa high court chambers. Photo/Ahmed Omar].

Mombasa Chief Magistrate Edna Nyaloti has been ordered to postpone Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa’s case until the one revolving around the murder of lawyer and human rights defender Willie Kimani is finalised at the end of this month.

Jumwa has been charged alongside six others with forgery, money laundering and procurement fraud in relation to the 19 million shillings NG-CDF case.

The order that was issued by Justice Jessie Lessit, tasked Nyaloti to take out the matter since Lawyer Cliff Ombeta is in both cases.

Last week, Nyaloti accused Ombeta of delaying the matter before her court by representing Jumwa knowing fully well that he was held up in the Willie Kimani case before Justice Lessit.

The order issued prioritises Willie Kimani case over Jumwa’s case that is before Nyaloti.

“An order is hereby issued by this court that the deputy registrar shall serve Nyaloti informing her that this court is under instructions from the Chief Justice and has leave from President of Court of Appeal to hear this case day to day from September 6th to 30th until finalisation” read part of the order.

In the case, Jumwa is represented by lawyers Cliff Ombeta, Danstan Omari and Shadrack Wambui.