Gun Lover ?! 4 reasons why Joseph Irungu was denied bail

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Joseph Irungu,the primary suspect in the murder of Monica Kimani, was on Tuesday denied bail by Justice James Wakiaga of the Criminal Division at the Milimani Court.
According to Justice Wakiaga, Irungu was portrayed by the public as a lover of guns and had access to fire arms.

1.Proof he had undergone specialized security training and worked as a private security guard in Dubai and in Kenya during the 2017 General election.

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2. The suspect has no fixed aboard, lacks deep family ties in the country and is likely to flee should need arise and his offer to surrender his passport was no guarantee that he would not leave the country.

3. Joseph Irungu knows the scene of the crime very well and there is a possibility he might know the identity of the witnesses and may try to interfere with them.

“There’s a material placed before court to the effect that after commission of the offence he tried to destroy evidence including an alleged piece of clothing which he wore on the material day,” said the Judge.

4. Wakiaga stated that he needed protective custody because he is nursing a self-inflicted gunshot wound in an attempt to commit suicide (According to prosecution)

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Maribe was however freed on a cash bail of Ksh. 1 million with three sureties of a similar amount or Ksh. 2 million bond with one surety of a similar amount.

In his ruling, Justice James Wakiaga indicated that there was no indication that she is a flight risk and Prosecution did not prove that she would interfere with witnesses.

“Based on the materials placed I am unable to agree with the prosecution that Maribe will interfere or abscond court or act in any manner prejudicial” ruled Justice Wakiaga.

The court however directed that Maribe should not read news during the period that the case is fixed for hearing.

The hearing of the case has been set for June 18th-27th 2019.

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Jowie’s mention will be after every 21 days before the Deputy Registar while a mention to confirm whether prosecution have availed the witness statements is set for 27th November 2018 .

The two have been charged with the murder 28-year-old Ms Monica Kimani on September 19,2018.

On Wednesday October 24, 2018, the two also took plea afresh after the prosecution amended the charge sheet to include other suspects not before court.

Prosecution led by Catherine Mwaniki has since opposed to the release of the two on bail or bond saying that they have been charged with a capital offence.

In their submission, the prosecution had termed Jowie as a flight risk while Maribe’s association with persons of influence held a likelihood that she would interfere and intimidate prosecution witnesses.

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Maribe had been remanded at the Lang’ata Women’s Prison while Jowie was at the Industrial Area Remand Prison.

Irungu has been in custody since his arrest on the September 25,2018 while Maribe was arrested on October 1, 2018.

Irungu and Maribe have been charged with the murder of Monica Kimani whose body was found at her Kilimani apartment on September 19,2018.


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