Kenyanbulletin.com has managed to source images and a video believed to be of Manyani Maximum Prison where Monica Kimani murder suspect Joseph ‘Jowie’ Irungu was moved to from Kamiti Maximum Prison.
The photos taken in 2018, showed the hard life inmates at the facility face. Inmates literally sleep on the floor since there’s no beddings and they also have to hang their belongings on the wall.
Here’s are images,
Jowie moved to Manyani Prison
Jowie was transferred from Kamiti Maximum Prison Security Prison under unclear circumstances.
According to Nation, the family of Irungu learnt of his transfer very late on Friday, December 6 and could not confirm it as the prison only allowed visits during the weekdays.
They therefore had to wait until Monday, December 9, where they were told that he had been transferred on Friday.
His mother, Anastacia stated that upon visiting the prison, the officer in charge said that he had been transferred to Manyani Maximum Security Prison in Voi, Taita Taveta County.
According to the mother, he was allegedly moved on Friday, an action that has left the family confused over the motive behind it, as they claim they were not aware of such development.
Anastacia has also stated that the family lawyer representing Jowie denied being aware of the transfer, despite the prison authorities insisting that it was a normal transfer.
“The prison officer says it’s a normal transfer but our lawyer says he has never heard of something like that. He has been taken to Manyani and his next appearance in court is in February. It’s like they want to do something to him,” said the devastated mother.
The publication also made it clear that Irungu’s lead lawyer, Hassan Nandwa, stated that there were no applications for his transfer hence raising more questions on the alleged transfer.
Additionally, an account by the mother through the publication indicated that some warders of the prison were puzzled after they were questioned on the details of how a prisoner in remand would be transferred.
It is expected that a person who has been convicted and sentenced to get transfers from one prison to the other as the case of routine, however, in the case of a detainee whose case is still pending raises more alarm.