Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - Jowi Irungu, the main suspect in the gruesome murder of Monica Kimani, has been denied bail for the second time.
High Court Judge, Justice James Wakiaga, dismissed Irungu’s application for bail review on grounds that it is premature and lacks merit.
While making the verdict, the judge directed that everyone placed under witness protection testifies first before he can consider Irungu’s bail application review.
Jowie had applied for a review of his bail after the High Court rejected his earlier application on grounds that he is a flight risk.
However, in his fresh application, Jowie told Justice James Wakiaga that he is not a flight risk because his passport has been deposited in court.
He also argued that he cannot interfere with the witnesses because they are under protection.
Meanwhile, Jowie’s co-accused, Citizen TV journalist, Jacque Maribe, continues to roam freely after she was released on bail.
This is a big blow to Jowie, who has been languishing in Kamiti Maximum Prison given that the DPP has lined up 32 witnesses to testify in the case.
The Kenyan DAILY POST