DPP Wants Jowie Irungu Thrown Back In Jail

The DPP is also seeking to have the bond granted to Jowie, the key suspect in the murder of businesswoman Monica Kimani, be revoked owing to a number of alleged breaches which include him physically fighting at a popular club in Nairobi's Lang'ata Road area. 

DPP Wants Jowie Irungu Thrown Back In Jail

Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Noordin Haji has appealed to the High Court in Nairobi to cancel bail awarded to Joseph Irungu alias 'Jowie' and have him remanded in custody at the Kamiti Maximum Prison.

The DPP is also seeking to have the bond granted to Jowie, the key suspect in the murder of businesswoman Monica Kimani, be revoked owing to a number of alleged breaches which include him physically fighting at a popular club in Nairobi's Lang'ata Road area. 

In an affidavit filed in court, the accused was alleged to have assaulted one Rogers Okuga during a night out.

Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Noordin Haji. /FILE

Okuga, who reported the matter to Lang'ata police station, accused Jowie of beating him up while having drinks at the popular joint.

The investigating officer also accused Jowie of lying about his residence, clarifying that he did not live with his mother in Nakuru County as he revealed to the court prior to his release on bail.

In addition, the DPP revealed that the administrator in the farm where Irungu was to live and assist with work had not submitted monthly reports to the Deputy Registrar of the high court regarding his attendance.

“That the accused has not only gone against the honorable court’s finding on the location or place of abode when honorable judge granted the bail terms by being away from Nakuru County," the application read in part.

Instead, the officer found out that the former lover to former Citizen TV anchor Jacque Maribe has been living in Nairobi and working under a private security company.

He was also reported to be trooping to the Lang'ata Road club more often where a majority of the witnesses in the murder case also visit.

"He continues to move and reside within the Langata area being the secondary crime scene and the locality of the potential witnesses who have and are yet to testify," the application stated.

Jowie's lawyer, David Ayuo, did issue a rejoinder on the bar brawl, stating that Jowie and Okuga had reached an agreement and the latter withdrawing the issue from the police station.

While admitting to Jowie actually working in the security company, Ayuo had defended the move by Jowie by stating that his client was finding ways of taking care of his aging parents and his child.

Jowie on his part recalled that he was too drunk to remember what transpired at the club and said in a statement that he was assisted into a taxi by his friend, his only alleged memory of that night.

The taxi then took him to a sibling's house, after which, he went to Lang'ata hospital to receive treatment after suffering a deep cut.

The DPP also faulted Jowie for discussing the merits of his murder case on YouTube that was against the directives issued by Justice James Wakiaga.

Owing to the new findings, the High Court is then expected to rule on whether or not to cancel the bond granted to Jowie Irungu on Tuesday, September 28.

Jowie is currently out on bond in the case where he is accused of killing Monica Kimani alongside Maribe.

Maribe secured bail not long after and was released whereas Jowie was put behind bars for more than a year for fear of absconding future appearances as he had no known physical address.

Jowie Irungu and former TV anchor Jacque Maribe in court. /FILE