Joseph ‘Jowie’ Irungu, the key suspect in the murder of businesswoman Monica Kimani, has been released from prison nearly a month after he was granted bail.
This is despite Joe Muchiri taking to his social media accounts to refute the claims.
Jowie has been behind bars for 533 days since his arrest over the murder of Monica Kimani in Nairobi in September 2018.
Sources had claimed Jowie was released from Kamiti Prison on Wednesday afternoon.
Upon being granted bail Jowie was required to report to the chief’s office at his parent’s Nakuru home every month, according to the bail terms.
While granting him bail, Justice James Wakiaga noted that key witnesses who were under witness protection had already testified and would not be affected by his release.
The court also forbid him from talking about the ongoing case anywhere including on his social media platforms.
Jowie, who has been in remand since September 2018, had filed a bail application on November 21, 2019 claiming he was suffering at the Kamiti Maximum Prison.
He pleaded with the court to consider the time he has already been in custody and free him.
Speaking to Mpasho.co.ke on phone, a family member who sought to remain anonymous had earlier said they were trying to raise cash,
HIS FRIENDS ARE DOING SOMETHING AND WE HOPE BY THE END OF THE WEEK HE’LL BE OUT. AS A FAMILY, WE’RE HAPPY FOR THEIR GESTURE AND VERY GRATEFUL,’ SHE SAID.
JOWIE’S PARENTS WERE SO HAPPY.
She also thanked the public for massive support.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR WHAT YOU’VE DONE AND WE’RE PRAYING THAT THIS WEEK HE’LL BE HOME.
Finally their prayers have been answered.