Joseph Irungu alias Jowie has sued co-accused and suspect in Monicah Kimani’s murder case for terminating his unborn child.
According to Jowie, who has been behind bars for morr than 18 months, Jacque Maribe was in fact two months pregnant before he was arrested.
Jowie speaks out and notes that he has been expecting their newborn last month, when he actually realised things had gone south.
Joseph ‘Jowie’ Irungu was on Thursday, February 13 released from police custody on a Ksh2 million cash bail or Ksh3 million bond.
Sitting at the Milimani Law Courts, Justice James Wakiaga granted the bail noting that the prosecution had failed to provide sufficient reason why Jowie should remain in remand.
Jowie was arrested on September 25, 2018 and charged with murder following the gruesome death of 28-year-old Monica Kimani in her Kilimani apartment.
Monica Kimani, a businesswoman, was found in her bathtub at her Lamuria Gardens apartment in Kilimani, Nairobi on September 20, 2018 with her throat slit open.
Monica’s body was discovered by her brother, George Kimani, who arrived at the apartment to check on her after failing to reach her on the phone the previous night.
Four days after Jowie’s arrest, his fiancee, former Citizen TV reporter Jacque Maribe was also apprehended as it emerged that she spent time with Jowie on the night of the fateful murder.
Maribe was, however, released on a Ksh 2 million bond on October 30, 2018.
Irungu’s legal team had failed in two previous attempts to secure Irungu’s release on bond with his last application rebuffed in June 2019.