Jacque Maribe and Jowie
Jacque Maribe and Jowie in court

“The first accused is a male version of a slay queen. I would describe him as a woman eater…” -Justice Wakiaga

Joseph Irungu alias Jowie has been denied bail. He had greed to surrender his passport and report to the police as often as required as conditions for bail.

Irungu and Citizen TV journalist Jacque Maribe appeared in Milimani court today for their bail hearing.

The two had pleaded not guilty to the charge of murdering Monica Kimani.

Irungu had previously said in his affidavit that:

As a sign of goodwill, I am ready and willing to be reporting to my investigating officers … as the court may direct, to prove my assertion that I am serious to have this case finalised without any issue


He also said he has cooperated with investigators since he was arrested on September 25. Irungu also put forward his wounded shoulder that he allegedly shot himself on as he tried to commit suicide as one of the planks to his request for bail.

I have a wound on my left shoulder that has not been properly attended to by medical doctors and I have only been on painkillers which have not been of any good use to me as I am in constant pain


In any event, I do not know any of the said witnesses, let alone any intentions of talking to them. Deep down, I know I am totally and completely innocent over the allegations levelled against me

Jowie Irungu

Monica was found in a bathtub in her Kilimani apartment with her hands and legs tied and her throat slit. He was arrested four days after Monica’s body was discovered while Maribe was arrested three days after his arrest.

Jacque has been granted bail of Ksh 2 Million. She has been restricted from reading news untill the case is over.