The prime suspect in the Monica Kimani murder case Joseph Irungu alias ‘Jowie’ has eventually been granted a Ksh. 2 million cash bail with the condition of not commenting about the case on social media.
Justice James Wakiaga was convinced that the prosecution had failed in providing enough and tangible reasons for Irungu’s continued detention.
Jowie was accused alongside former Citizen TV journalist Jacque Maribe for working cohorts in executing Ms. Monica Kimani, then a 28-year-old prolific businesswoman.
She had just arrived from South Sudan when she met her untimely and gruesome end at her apartments in Kilimani, Nairobi.
Jowie got himself into the ring after he had gone to Lang’ata Police Station to report a shooting incident in which he alleged to have been shot on the chest area. It was however later known that he shot himself after a short brawl with his fiance, Jacque Maribe.
Police became curious after a car belonging to Maribe was spotted outside the apartment Monica was shot and killed, at the time Jowie being the one with the car as Maribe went about with her duties at Royal Media.
Jowie was later arrested on September 25, 2018, as the police launched investigations into the murder, that being the beginning of his woes.
Maribe was also arrested but was shortly released on a Ksh. 2 million cash bail.
Justice Wakiaga has also ordered Jowie to be reporting to his area’s chief at the end of every month.
Irungu is a Technical University of Kenya alumnus and had been working as a security contractor.
He was based in Dubai before coming back to the country in 2017 for a deal with Jubilee politicians during the year’s election campaigns.
Jowie had been referred to Manyani Prison -found in Taita Taveta County from Kamiti in Nairobi, that sparking fears among his family members and friends.
The release comes after several attempts by the suspect to secure bail all giving in to futility.
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