Joseph ‘Jowie’ Irungu has agreed to surrender his passport and report to the police as often as required as conditions for bail.
Irungu and Citizen TV journalist Jacque Maribe are to appear in court next Wednesday for their bail hearing.
The two have pleaded not guilty to the charge of murdering Monica Kimani. In his affidavit, Irungu said the prosecution has not provided compelling reasons to deny him freedom through bond.
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He said that
“As a sign of goodwill, I am ready and willing to be reporting to my investigating officers … as the court may direct, to prove my assertion that I am serious to have this case finalised without any issue,”
He also said he has cooperated with investigators since he was arrested on September 25. Irungu also put forward his wounded shoulder that he allegedly shot himself on as he tried to commit suicide as one of the planks to his request for bail.
“I have a wound on my left shoulder that has not been properly attended to by medical doctors and I have only been on painkillers which have not been of any good use to me as I am in constant pain,”
Irungu said. He also said the police have failed to aid him to get medical assistance as directed by the court last week.
“I honestly and sincerely promise to abide by all conditionalities that may be set to enable me get proper medication for my wound and attend to the heading of this case slated for while on bond,” Irungu said.
My family will find a suitable person to be my surety by placing his security for my release.”
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In the six-page affidavit, Irungu said his lawyers have advised him that he should not interfere with witnesses, a condition he said he will adhere to.
He concludes saying that
“In any event, I do not know any of the said witnesses, let alone any intentions of talking to them. Deep down, I know I am totally and completely innocent over the allegations levelled against me.”