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Jowie released on KSh 2 million cash bail after 16 months in jail

Joseph Irungu aka Jowie, man accused of murdering businesswoman Monicah Kimani, has been released on bail.

Jowie was released by High Court Judge Justice James Wakiaga on a KSh 2 Million cash bail on Thursday, February 13, 2020.

According to the bail terms, Jowie who is the primary suspect in the murder case will be required to report monthly to the chief’s office in his hometown, Nakuru.

By the same token, he is prohibited from commenting about the ongoing case on his social media platforms.

During the ruling, Justice Wakiaga disclosed that the suspect won’t be a threat to key witnesses who were under witness protection because they had already testified.

Jowie has been in remand since October 2018 after he was accused alongside former Citizen TV presenter Jackie Maribe of having a hand in the murder of Monica.

However, Maribe was released on bail in 2018 but court declined to release Jowie on grounds that he was a flight risk.

In November 21, 2019, Jowie had filed for a bail application stating that he was suffering in jail.

“My second accused Jackie Maribe was granted bail and she never absconded court. I deserve the same,” he said assuring the court that he had no intention of going anywhere.

In December last year Jowie was transferred from Kamiti Maximum Prison to Manyani prison, Voi under mysterious circumstances.

According to Citizen TV, sources at Kamiti claimed that Jowie had been found with contraband.

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