Jowie’s Transfer to Manyani Maximum Prison Stirs Mixed Reactions

Reports of prime suspect in Monica Kimani’s murder case Joseph Irungu alias Jowie being moved from Kamiti to Manyani Maximum Prison have stirred mixed reactions on social media.

The reports indicate that Jowie was transferred to Manyani in Voi, Taita Taveta County on Friday evening after prison warders found him with a contraband during a thorough search conducted at Kamiti.

Joseph Irungu alias Jowie during a past court appearance. Photo/Courtesy

Jowie’s parents have expressed their disappointment, arguing that the officer in charge of Kamiti only informed them of the development late Friday and they couldn’t manage to visit since prison visits only take place on weekdays.

 Jowie’s parents rushed on Monday morning to find a bus to take them to Voi.

“We have to see if he is okay and if indeed he is there,” one of the parents was quoted by a local daily.

The move to transfer Jowie has seen Kenyans express mixed reactions, with some standing in solidarity with Jowie whilst some support Kamiti’s move.

Some argue that this might be a move to assassinate him, arguing that he might have been framed in the case.

Some claim that many other suspects have been granted bail and are now free. They claim that Jowie should be treated as innocent till proven guilty.

Some netizens however argue that Manyani and kondele prisons are the worst, citing that Jowie is being exposed to more suffering.

Here are some of the reactions.

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