The family of Ngumbao Jola, who was killed in a tragic incident involving Public Service Cabinet Secretary Aisha Jumwa and her bodyguard, has stated that their lives are in danger now that Jumwa has been released by the court.
The family told the media on Friday, December 23, that they no longer felt safe because of Jumwa's position in the government.
"We are afraid for our lives because the suspect in this murder case is a well-known figure in the country," they declared.
They also stated that they had moved on from the case and would no longer advocate for Aisha Jumwa's prosecution.
"She is the one who visited our house. We have asked God to judge this case on our behalf," they lamented.
Jola's family questioned the government for releasing Jumwa when they had witnessed the 2019 scuffle that claimed the life of one of their relatives.
"Our relatives were murdered, and we begged the government to help, but in exchange, Jumwa was released," they lamented.
The Mombasa High Court quashed Jumwa's case on Wednesday, December 21, following an application by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
Jumwa was released from the criminal proceedings by Judge Ann Onginjo, allowing her to testify as a state witness against her former bodyguard Geoffrey Otieno Okuto.
"In light of the ODPP's oral application in November, as well as a letter from Coast Region Coordinator Hassan Abdi, Jumwa is hereby discharged from the proceedings," she said.
Otieno, Jumwa's bodyguard, is still facing murder charges.
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