Controversial businessman Joseph Irungu alias Jowie, who is charged with the murder of businesswoman Monica Kimani faces imminent return to remand prison after the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji applied to have his bond cancelled.
The High Court will on September 28 this month rule on DPP’s plea whether to cancel the bond after new court filings showed Jowie has failed to stay out of trouble.
In an affidavit sworn by Chief Inspector Maxwell Otieno, the prosecution submits that in June this year Jowie was involved in a fight at Club 1824 in Nairobi’s Lang’ata area and allegedly assaulted one Rodgers Okuga and thus allegedly violated the conditions issued by the court.
“On March 7 while at 1824 Jowie assaulted Rodgers Okuta but even though the complaint was withdrawn, it is quite clear that he has proceeded to commit a similar offence or crime resulting in bodily injury of another person while out on bail,” the affidavit reads.
DPP avers that even though the case was withdrawn, Jowie committed an offence.
Jowie is further accused of giving YouTube interviews where he has discussed the merits of the murder case contrary to directives issued by Justice James Wakiaga when he granted him bond.
An affidavit filed by the investigating officer also indicates that Jowie lives in Nairobi and not with his parents as he had told the court while asking to be released on bail pending hearing and determination of the case.
It is for the above reasons that the prosecution wants the bail cancelled.
Jowie was charged with the murder of Monica Kimani and pleaded not guilty.
Justive Wakiaga had ordered him to report to the area chief in Nakuru where his parents stay every month so that he can submit a report to court but no report has been submitted to date.
“I have confirmed that the accused does not live with parents at Nguta Estate Nakuru County and does not assist his parents with their poultry farming as he is not living with them,” Otieno said.
They have further alleged that Jowie resides in Nairobi and works in a private security firm adding that he is a regular client at club 1824 located in Langata.
The prosecution accuses Jowie of violating court orders by moving and residing within Langata being the secondary crime scene and the locality of the potential witnesses who are yet to testify.