Joseph Irungu, alias Jowie./COURTESY
Joseph Irungu, alias Jowie./COURTESY

Joseph Irungu alias Jowie, who was charged alongside Jacque Maribe for the murder of Monica Kimani, risks going back to remand prison if the court cancels his bond.

This is after the Director of Public Prosecutions made an application in June this year seeking to cancel his bond arguing that he has violated the bail conditions issued by Justice James Wakiaga last year.

In an affidavit sworn by Chief Inspector Maxwell Otieno, the prosecution said Jowie got into a fight at club 1824 in March this year while out on bail.

“On March 7 while at 1824 Jowie assaulted Rodgers Okuta but even though the complaint was withdrawn, it is quite clear that he has proceeded to commit a similar offence or crime resulting in bodily injury of another person while out on bail,” the affidavit reads.

Otieno further says Jowie has gone against the court orders that barred him from commenting, discussing and posting anything in regard to the murder case by giving interviews on two Youtube channels.

“We pray that this honourable court affirms that Jowie’s bail stands canceled and proceeds to commit him at Industrial Area remand prison or any other remand prison,” Otieno said.

Justive Wakiaga had ordered him to report to the area chief in Nakuru where his parents stay every month so that he can submit a report to court but no report has been submitted to date.

“I have confirmed that the accused does not live with parents at Nguta Estate Nakuru County and does not assist his parents with their poultry farming as he is not living with them,” Otieno said.

They have further alleged that Jowie resides in Nairobi and works in a private security firm adding that he is a regular client at club 1824 located in Langata.

The prosecution accuses Jowie of violating court orders by moving and residing within Langata being the secondary crime scene and the locality of the potential witnesses who are yet to testify.

The court will deliver the ruling for the application on September 28, 2021, when it will determine whether Jowie’s bond will be canceled or not.