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Joe Irungu released on a Ksh 2M cash bail

Joe Irungu alias Jowie who is the prime suspect in the case of a slain businesswoman Monica Juma has been freed on a Ksh2 million cash bail.

He was released on Thursday and the court forbade him from talking about the ongoing case anywhere including on his social media platforms.

This follows his numerous application to the court to be granted bail since September in 2018, when he was detained following the murder of his alleged fiancé Juma.

In November 2019, Jowie filed a bail application over claims that he was suffering at Manyani Maximum Prison asking the court to consider the period he had served in detention.

He also argued that his co-accused, the former senior reporter at Citizen TV Jackie Marie was released on cash bail and did not abscond bail terms, therefore, be accorded with similar respect.

“My second accused (Jacque Maribe) was granted bail and she never absconded court. I deserve the same,” he said.

Maribe was freed on bail in October 2018, with the court denying Jowie bail on grounds that he was a flight risk and was likely to intimidate witnesses.

In December 2019, Jowi had been moved from the Kamiti Maximum prison to the Manyani Maximum Prison in Voi under mysterious circumstances.

According to sources at Kamiti Maximum Prison where Jowie has been held for the past year, the unceremonious transfer was effected after he was allegedly found with contraband.

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