Joseph ‘Jowie’ Irungu risks losing bond in Monica Kimani murder case

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Joseph ‘Jowie’ Irungu in court. PHOTO/Courtesy

Joseph ‘Jowie’ Irungu could risks losing freedom in the Monica Juma murder case after the Director of Public Prosecution made an application in court to have his bond cancelled.

The DPP has accused Jowie of allegedly violating bond terms issued by the court.

The DPP in court documents filed in court said that in June this year, Jowie was involved in a fight at club 1824 in Nairobi’s Lang’ata area and allegedly assaulted one Rodgers Okuga.

The DPP argued that even though the case was withdrawn, Jowie had committed an offence.

Jowie is also accused of giving YouTube interviews where he has discussed the merits of the murder case contrary to directives issued by justice James Wakiaga when he granted him bond.

An affidavit filed by the investigating officer also indicates that Jowie lives in Nairobi and not with his parents as he had told the court while asking to be released on bail pending hearing and determination of the case.

The DPP thus sought to have the bond cancelled.

Jowi had pleaded not guilty to the murder of Monica Kimani and was behind bars before he secured his release through on bond terms.

He was granted a cash bail of Ksh.2 million on February 13, 2020.

The High Court will on Tuesday, September 28 rule on whether it will cancel the bond.


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