Kilifi Women Representative Aisha Jumwa was arrested on Tuesday, June 20, over claims that she had threatened to kill a member of the public by the name Ezra Bidii.
Aisha appeared before the Directorate of Criminal Investigations after the former supporter reported the MP when the two disagreed and fell out.
Malindi DCIO Anthony Sunguti, confirmed that the complaint filed the case, revealing that they had summoned Ms Jumwa and had launched investigations into the threats.
He also said that Jumwa had appeared before him and recorded a statement after being grilled for an hour.
Ezra Bidii was a staunch supporter of Aisha until recently when she fired him over work ethics, which happened after he went to work with a Member of Parliament Willy Mtego, an independent candidate.
According to Ezra, the Woman Rep had said she would ‘do away with him’ several times since then.
The Kilifi politician confirmed that she knew Ezra Bidii, but denied allegations of threatening to kill him and even challenged him to produce concrete evidence of the warnings to support the claims.
Jumwa also revealed that she had directed the DCIO to look into the threats by conducting a proper investigation to uncover the truth.
“People have individual rights to support whoever they want in politics and by leaving my camp does not mean that I must kill them to make it in politics,” Aisha Jumwa told Standard.