Jacque Maribe and Jowie Irungu at Milimani Law Courts on February 9, 2024.

The High Court has cancelled Jowie Irungu's bond after his conviction.

Justice Justice Grace Nzioka said Irungu will be held in custody until March 8, 2024.

"I am cancelling your bond. You will be held in custody until the 8th of March," Justice Nzioka said.

The Court ruled on Friday that Jowie murdered Monica Kimani.

"All this evidence taken leaves a strong conclusion that Irungu murdered Monica Kimani," Nzioka said.

Nzioka said the prosecution has proven beyond a reasonable doubt that Irungu murdered Kimani.

Irungu was released from prison remand on bail in February 2020 after being in custody for 16 months.

He was in 2018, alongside journalist Jacque Maribe, charged with the murder of businesswoman Monica Kimani.

Maribe was acquitted by Justice Nzioka of the Milimani Law Courts on Friday, over lack of evidence.

Judge James Wakiaga had given Irungu Sh2 million bail or a bond of Sh3 million.

Wakiaga said he found no compelling reasons to deny him bail since the circumstances of the case had changed since witnesses under witness protection had testified.

The judge ruled: “What should be considered when it comes to bail is the strength of the prosecution’s case but it’s not a ground to deny the accused bail.”

Justice Wakiaga also noted that Jowie had demonstrated that he would attend all the court hearings.

The judge, however, warned the accused against commenting on the case on social media or any other platform.

In June 2021, the Director of Public Prosecutions applied to cancel Irungu's bond.

The office argued he had violated the conditions for his release set by Justice after he got into a fight at a club on March 7  while out on bail.