Jowie’s moving speech after being released from jail

Almost a month since he was granted bail, Joseph Irungu alias, ‘Jowie’ is free at last.

Jowie has been behind bars for the last 533 days as the key suspect in the murder of businesswoman Monica Kimani.

It has been over a month ever since he was granted bail and today he is a free man after securing release from Kamiti Prison.

According to his bail terms, Jowie will be required to report to the chief’s office at his parent’s Nakuru home every month.

The court has also forbidden 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 after pleading with the court to consider the time he has already been in custody and free him.

His first words on his way home he said from a video by K24, said,

“I can’t talk right now, I am on my phone bana! I am just alive.” Joiwe

You could tell from the look on his face he was happy to be released. He was smiling and making calls to alert the real OG’s he is finally out.

At least now he can go home to his family and real friends who stood by him when he needed them most.

Jowie is now a single man after Jacque Maribe publicly dumped him after he threw a grand engagement party for her where her close friends attended.

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Jacque Maribe’s fiancé visited slain Monica Kimani’s house on day of murder

The Recce Squad officer arrested in connection with the probe into the murder of Monica Kimani has told police that Joseph Irungu went to the slain woman’s house.

Jennings Orlando said he did not accompany Irungu, aka Jowie, to the Kilimani house the night before her body was discovered. Police are contemplating using him as a state witness.

Irungu and TV journalist Jacque Maribe have been charged with the murder. They have denied any wrongdoing.

Orlando had initially denied any knowledge of the incident but changed his position at the weekend.

He told investigators how he met Jowie at a bar in Nairobi before he [Jowie] went to Monica’s house

Sources familiar with the investigations said the policeman and Irungu met in Nairobi on September 19.

Orlando told homicide detectives that Irungu had called him from his Ruiru place of work and asked that they meet him in Nairobi for a drink.

The two proceeded to a Kilimani bar where they stayed there from around 6pm until 8pm.

They were also in the company of two women who have also been questioned by the police.

At around 8pm, Jowie told Orlando that he wanted to visit a friend in Kilimani who had come from South Sudan.

The two drove in Maribe’s car. Jowie drove the vehicle and dropped Orlando at a petrol station in Kilimani and asked Orlando to wait for him. The station also had a bar.

Jowie and Jennings Orlando who was arrested on Thursday evening and taken to Muthaiga police station for questioning. Investigators say they have established
that Orlando was in the same car with Jowie at Monica Kimani’s apartment in Kilimani on the night she was murdered / COURTESYJowie and Jennings Orlando who was arrested on Thursday evening and taken to Muthaiga police station for questioning. Investigators say they have established that Orlando was in the same car with Jowie at Monica Kimani’s apartment in Kilimani on the night she was murdered / COURTESY

Jowie returned at around 11pm but did not discuss anything about Monica, Orlando said.

Orlando was arrested by the police on Friday after forensic probe into Jowie’s mobile phone revealed the two were in communication before and after the murder.

He told investigators he had known Jowie for only three months and denied stepping foot in Monica’s residence.

Orlando told the police he was shocked to learn of Jowie’s arrest in connection with the murder.

Asked why he had not volunteered information to the police, Orlando said he was in shock after learning of the incident.

“From his statement, we think he should be a witness rather than an accused person,” a detective familiar with the probe told the Star.

Maribe and Jowie have been remanded, pending the hearing of their bail applications.

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The special reason why Jacque Maribe wants the court to release her

Citizen TV anchor Jacque Maribe is pleading with the court to release her on bail to enable her care for her four-year-old son.

On Monday, both Maribe and her fiance Jowie denied being involved in businesswoman Monica Kimani’s murder and are set to appear in court today again.

In an affidavit filed in court through lawyer Katwa Kigen, Maribe says she is innocent in the eyes of the law, was in the current mess because of her association with Jowie, who’s the main suspect in Monica’s murder.

She says she never knew Monica nor anyone known to her and it would be unfair to keep her in custody for more days.

In her affidavit, Maribe said that she

I WAS NOT INVOLVED IN THE MURDER, WAS NOT AT THE SCENE OF THE MURDER AND HAD NO KNOWLEDGE O (MONICA) OR ANY PERSON KNOWN TO HER. ANY ASSOCIATION ALLEGED AH\GAINST ME WITH THE MURDER IS WHOLLY WEAK CIRCUMSTANTIAL ASSOCIATION WITH JOWIE (JOSEPH IRUNGU).

Just like any other caring an loving mother, Maribe wants to go back home and be with her son, whom she has raised single-handedly since birth. In her affidavit, she goes on to say;

I AM A SINGLE MOTHER OF A CHILD AGED FOUR WHO SOLELY DEPENDS ON ME FOR SOCIAL AND FINANCIAL UPKEEP. HE IS OF TENDER AGE AND WILL DEEPLY SUFFER IF I REMAIN IN CUSTODY UNTIL THE CONCLUSION OF THE MURDER TRIAL WHICH MIGHT TAKE LONG. I PLEAD WITH THE COURT TO ALLOW ME BE AVAILABLE TO HIM.

The TV girl and Jowie have spent more than three weeks in custody and she swore that she has surrendered her house and phone to the police so that they can go on with the investigations and release her on bail.

She also says she is willing to surrender her passport to court.

THERE ARE NO COMPELLING REASONS WHATSOEVER THAT CAN DENY ME BOND. I’M A WELL-KNOWN TV JOURNALIST. MOST KENYANS ARE CONVERSANT WITH MY JOB AND CAN EASILY SPOT ME ANYWHERE; THEREFORE, MAKING IT IMPOSSIBLE TO JUMP BAIL.

Adding;

I HAVE SURRENDERED MYSELF, AVAILED MY CAR, HANDED OVER MY HOUSE, COOPERATED FOR DNA TESTS AND HANDED OVER MY PHONE WITHOUT ANY DIFFICULTY. I HAVE ALSO BEEN INTO CONTACT WITH ANY PROSECUTION WITNESSES TO WARRANT DENYING BAIL.

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‘Don’t panic God is always on time’ Shix Kapienga to BFF Jacque Maribe

Jacque Maribe is going through alot, being charged for murder, separation from her son, long days in remand away from her family.

Ironical as it may be, her friends have been posting encouragement messages on social media which leaves many wondering kwani remand kuna wifi?

Shix Kapienga took to her instagram to pen the message below

“Wipe those tears, erase those worries, and put that FAITH back in your heart. God got you!!!! All you have to do is keep walking those ordered steps. Don’t panic, God is ALWAYS on time! “

Rafiki wa dhati! Kambua in court to support Jacque Maribe (photo)

Below are some of the comment

esther.mbuthia.1213Amen…. Jacky remember ur end is God’s beginning be strong its just a wave and you will pass it, ur faith is being weighed now I know u will sail though

ev.elyn472: Jackie maribe nice words for from ur friend Shix kapienga

iresiliencesecurity: Timely and very strong advice n encouragement. God got our back covered…so we move forward no matter matter….hapo umenena kama wazee kumi. Bro my friend.

muthoni7486: It shall come to pass all the prayers just for JM, God loves you gal and we are with you in prayers.

steve_m_k👏👏💓Always always on time! Sijui nipeane testament ama you guys have eyes to see.. Faith is natural to our spirit. His timing is perfect to the millisecond.

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Speaking Out: Read what the man whose ID was used by Jowie to access Monica Kimani’s apartment the day she was murdered has to say

Jacque Maribe’s fiance Joseph Irungu popularly known as Jowie is in hot soup.

Police reports indicate that Jowie, the main suspect in Monica Kimani’s murder used an identification card belonging to Dominic Bisela to access her apartment, Lamuria Gardens off Dennis Pritt.

Jowie, who was dressed in a kanzu and a cap that night, presented the ID at the gate to the night guard before he was allowed in.

Dominic, a security guard with Lavington Security, was later arrested at his Kibera home by detectives and he revealed what happened. He told the police that two days before Monica was murdered, he was invited by a friend to a construction (mjengo) job at Royal Park Estate in Lang’ata where Jacque and Jowie lived.

According to Bisela, he surrendered his ID at the gate as it is customary for construction workers to leave their identity cards at the gate with the site guard.

Kenyan ID card

But after he was done with the day’s work and it was time to leave, he was shocked when he was told by the guard that his ID was missing. Bisela had no choice but leave his mobile phone number and asked the site management to call him in case they found it.

8.45pm – Another man, dressed in a pair of jeans, a grey hoodie, a cap and a white kanzu, arrives, hugs Monica and goes straight to the kitchen then returns with a glass of wine. He introduces himself as Joe who they later come to know is Joseph Irungu aka Jowie Joe, Jacque Maribe’s fiance.

At the gate, Joe registered himself as “Dominic Kamau” and had an identification card with the above names.

DCI boss George Kinoti told the Nairobian;

BISELA DID NOT FIND HIS ID IN THE EVENING AFTER COMPLETING DUTY AT THE CONSTRUCTION SITE. HE INFORMED THE GUARD TO BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THE CARD JUST IN CASE IT HAD BEEN MISPLACED FROM THE REST OF THE IDS.

Both Jacque Marie and Jowie are in remand until Monday when they will take pleas for the murder of businesswoman Monica Kimani.