Court gives Jowie bail in Monica Kimani murder case


Joseph Irungu alias Jowie has finally been released on a KSh.2 million cash bail.

He has been  in prison since 2018 when he was arrested and charged with the murder of businesswoman Monica Kimani.

Jowie will however be required to report to the chief’s office at his parent’s Nakuru home every month, according to the bail terms.

Justice James Wakiaga released Jowie on a cash bail of Sh2 million and ordered him not to comment on the murder case, including on digital and mainstream media.

“There are no compelling reasons to deny the accused person bail term,” ruled Justice Wakiaga on Thursday.

The court has also forbidden him from talking about the ongoing case anywhere including on his social media platforms.

While granting him bail, Justice James Wakiaga noted that key witnesses who were under witness protection had already testified and would not be affected by his release.

Jowie was accused alongside Jackie Maribe who was released on bail in October 2018.