DCI Kinoti Goes After Aisha Jumwa in Fresh Ksh500 Million Scandal

  • A photo collage of Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti and Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa. The rebel ODM MP is under scrutiny over controversial funds amounting to Ksh 500 million as reported by a local daily on Saturday, October 19, 2019 File
  • Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa is under scrutiny by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) over suspicious transactions amounting to Ksh 500 million.

    A report by The Standard on Saturday, October 19, indicated that the fiery legislator has been tasked with explaining the source of the funds which were traced to bank accounts belonging to her, her aides and child.

    Sleuths suspect that the money was paid as kickbacks from projects that are under the Kilifi County Government as well as those implemented by funds that were set aside for her constituency. 

    Aisha Jumwa in court on Thursday, October 17. She was released on bail.
    Aisha Jumwa in court on Thursday, October 17. She was released on bail.

    According to the publication, the Financial Reporting Centre (FRC) wrote to DCI Boss George Kinoti asking him to investigate the accounts of four companies linked to Jumwa and her allies.

    In the letter, FRC noted that some of the companies and individuals who had been found culpable shared postal addresses. As such, it was likely that they belong to the same person.

    The agency claimed that part of the money had been used to purchase a four-bedroom house in Nairobi’s upmarket Kilimani Estate and motor vehicles while a portion of it was put in fixed deposit accounts.

    When reached for comment by The Standard, Jumwa distanced herself from the allegations stating that she was not a director of any of the implicated companies, adding that she was not aware of the investigations.

    This revelation comes barely three days after Jumwa and her aide Geofrey Okuto were released from detention on Thursday, October 17.

    The two were arrested on Wednesday, October 16, after a death was reported at an ODM event that she disrupted.

    Aisha Jumwa being restrained by police during the altercation which led to the death of ODM's candidate uncle on Tuesday, October 15. She was released and ordered to present herself to DCI offices
    Aisha Jumwa being restrained by police during the altercation which led to the death of ODM's candidate uncle on Tuesday, October 15. She was released and ordered to present herself to DCI offices.