Imagine being accused and charged for murder, denied bail, denied treatment for a gunshot wound an still locked up in Prison? Well such is the kind of life Joseph Irungu has had to endure ever since his arrest in connection to the gruesome murder of business woman Monica Kimani.
Having been denied treatment at the Kenyatta National Hospital, Irungu was transferred to Kamiti Maximum Prison where revelations have been made of the inhumane treatment he has been subjected to.
Irungu has now claimed that he is being tortured in the maximum facility but details still remain scanty as to who is torturing him and the reasons behind the torture.
The allegations emerged as his Defence team told the court that they have been informed of his transfer to Kamiti Maximum Prison.
“My client has not been given the specialised treatment at KNH (Kenyatta National Hospital)…we are also told that he was transferred to Kamiti and there are issues that have been raised by Jowi in regards to torture,” the lawyers said.
According to Jowie’s legal team, he is being mistreated and has not been given medical attention for his gunshot wound.
Justice James Wakiaga has already issued an order that Jowie be admitted to KNH on Tuesday (Today) for surgery.
Prison officials have however claimed that his admission today will not be possible because the Prison facility lacks a mode of transport.
An officer from Kamiti has however noted that if due process is followed, Jowie will be availed for treatment tomorrow.
Justice Wakiaga has directed that Jowie be subjected to Medicals treatment or be released to seek for the medication all by himself.
State Prosecutor Catherine Mwaniki has weighed in on the torture claims and said that relevant investigative agencies will look into the matter and subject findings to Court.
Jowie’s lawyers also indicated that they would make an application for review of bond terms and file an affidavit on the same. This comes after filing an earlier application that sought to have Justice James Wakiaga withdraw himself from the case.
Jowie and his legal team later withdrew the application but their reasons for the same have not yet been made public.
Do you think the Court Should grant Joseph Irungu after the latest revelations?