Joseph Kuria Irungu alias Jowie wants to be released as he is in constant pain following the alleged self inflicted gunshot wound.
In a six page affidavit, Jowie says that he is yet to receive proper medical attention as directed by court.
“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,” he says.
The UAE based security guard also says that he will 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.”
His family, he says will find a suitable person to be his surety. The accused has also offered to surrender his passport in court and report to the investigating officers as many times as the court may direct.
The family of the victim, Monica Kimani has opposed Jowie and his fiancee Jacque Maribe’s release on bail citing interference with key witnesses, but the accused has said that “I do not know any of the said witnesses, let alone any intentions of talking to them.”
Maribe on her part has asked the court to release her on a Sh350,000 bail and one or two sureties of a similar amount.
In an affidavit, the Citizen TV journo said that she needs to go home and take care of her four year old son as she is a single mother.
She also noted that the only reason why she is a person of interest in the murder case is because she was her co-accused’s lover, lived in the same house as he and allowed him to use her car.
“Except for these three aspects of association with a person the prosecution is interested in, the prosecution on its face has no witnesses and or forensic material to associate me with the murder directly or indirectly,” she said.
Their bail hearing has been set for October 24 before Justice James Wakiaga.
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