Jacque Maribe and Jowie

Joseph ‘Jowie’ Irungu will know if he will be released on bail today.

Jowie together with Jacque Maribe were accused of killing business woman Monica Kimani in September last year, has been in custody since his arrest.

Today will be the second time he is applying for bail.

Previously he had made an application in the High Court seeking to freed on bond so that he could access medical treatment for his wounded hand.

The court declined to release him but ordered that he gets treated.

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Jowie IrunguHis bail application read:

“I am not a threat to witnesses and the public as l have no access to guns and no gun has been recovered from him.”

Jowie also told the court that his family which resides in Nakuru is willing to accommodate him hence he is not a flight risk.

He claimed that investigations are now complete and that no other charges will be preferred against him.

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Jacque Maribe and JowieHe said his family is also willing to help him deposit sureties in court which will guarantee his appearances in all court sessions.

Further Jowie’s lawyers said, “In the interest of justice, Mr Irungu be presumed innocent until the contrary is proved.”

Jowie in his application for bail maintained his innocence over the murder of Kimani at her Lamuria Gardens Apartment in Kilimani, Nairobi, on the night of September 19.

Justice James Wakiaga directed that the application be heard today. He also directed the prosecution to respond to Irungu’s application for bail review before the hearing.

“The application of the bail review will be heard in May 21, 2019” Wakiaga said.

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