[Details] Three Compelling Reasons why Jowie ‘The Slay Queen’ was Denied Bail

Maribe released on bail, Jowie to remain in custody

We all expected that Jacque Maribe would be granted bail on Tuesday, especially after politicians thronged the High Court last week for the hearing of her bail application. The case had somehow turned political.

Things even got more interesting when State House parrot Denis Itumbi, made it his business to tell us that Jacque was innocent and perhaps just a victim of love.

We also expected that, the prosecution will somehow find a reason to deny Joseph Irungu alias ‘Jowie’ the same bail.

All our expectations came true as Maribe was granted on a Sh1 million cash bail or an alternative sh 2 million bond with three sureties of the same amount. Jowie on the other hand was denied bail.

What shocked many was how the good judge went in a rant describing Jowie as a male version of a slay queen. ‘I would describe him as a woman eater.’ The good judge said

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The court ruled that he has extensively traveled to Middle East with no known assets in the country and his willingness to surrender the passport is no guarantee that he will not jump bail or abscond court.

Further, the court noted that Jowie had no fixed aboard and no evidence before court that if released he would have a place to live so likely to abscond court.

Justice James Wakiaga, citing Jowie’s history with guns, said the first accused would pose a risk by creating fear and intimidating witnesses.

The judge, in his ruling on Tuesday, said material placed before the court informed his decision on Jowie’s bail application.

“Being a person with specialized security training, and having handle various guns, he would pose a risk by intimidating witnesses.”

“This court orders that the first accused person remains in custody for the period of his trial and must be accorded proper treatment,” Wakiaga ordered.

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The judge cited grounds that the “prosecution had positively placed Jowi at the murder scene in an attempt to tamper with evidence.” He further cited the prosecution’s argument that Jowi had a self-inflicted a wound on himself by attempting to commit suicide.

Jowie had argued that his life is in danger and needed protective custody under proper police supervision.

The judge however allowed Jowie to be treated at the Kenyatta National Hospital with referral from the prison clinic.

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