Public Service Cabinet Secretary Aisha Jumwa got a reprieve in a murder charge on Wednesday after the Director of Public Prosecution made an application to make her a state witness.
Jumwa will now be a state witness in the murder case where she had been charged alongside her bodyguard for murder.
The DPP made the application to withdraw the murder charge against Jumwa saying she will be a state witness
Since the application was made orally, the case will be mentioned on December 21 for formal withdrawal of the case against her.
This comes after the defence led by Lawyer Danstan Omari wrote to the DPP asking for review of the file. It is procedural for suspects to make such applications and it is upon the DPP to make a decision on the same.
They argued that Jumwa should be a state witness because the evidence against her cannot sustain a murder charge
The defense argued that Jumwa does not own a gun and has never used one.