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Let me out, I don’t have guns, Jowie pleads with court

The High Court will in two weeks hear a request by Joseph Irungu alias Jowie for the of his review bond terms.

Justice James Wakiaga issued the directive Tuesday after Jowie’s lawyer presented the request.

“The bail review application will be heard on May 21,” the judge said.

Mr Irungu has been charged with the murder of businesswoman Monica Kimani in September last year.

He was charged alongside his fiance and Citizen Television journalist Jacqueline Maribe who was freed on bond while he remained in police custody.

In case documents, Mr Irungu claimed that he does not have the capacity to interfere with witnesses in the case.

Mr Irungu, who once worked for security firms in Iraq and Afghanistan, argued that witnesses in the case have been put under Witness Protection and that he has no access to guns.

“I am not a threat to witnesses and the public as l have no access to guns and no gun has been recovered from him,” he said.

FLIGHT RISK

While pleading with the court to free him on bail, he said that his family which resides in Nakuru is willing to accommodate him hence he is not a flight risk.

He claimed that investigations are now complete and that no other charges will be preferred against him.

He said his family is also willing to help him deposit sureties in court which will guarantee his appearances in all court sessions.

“In the interest of justice, Mr Irungu be presumed innocent until the contrary is proved,” said his lawyers.

This is not the first time he is making such a request to the court. Previously he asked the court to free him on bond so that he could access medical treatment for his wounded hand.

The court declined to release him but ordered that he gets treated.