Foe Turned Friend: “Old School” Judge Wakiaga is Now a Father Figure to Jowie

Do you remember when Justice James Wakiaga took over the Monica Kimani Murder case from Justice Jessie Lesiit? The judge immediately presented himself as a nonsensical judge.

The first thing he did was to caution the media on the manner in which they reported the matter.

Then came the bail hearing date and Wakiaga granted Jowie’s co-accused Jacque Maribe bail but denied him bail. He referred to Jowie  as the male version of a slay queen and described him as a ‘woman eater’ with no fixed aboard and no known job.

It is the woman-eater remarks that angered Jowie and later had him apply to have Justice James Wakiaga to withdraw himself from his case.

According to Justice Wakiaga, Jowie is a flight risk and has access to weapons that can intimidate witnesses.

Jowie seem to have now made peace with Justice Wakiaga. He has withdrawn his application for Justice James Wakiaga to recuse himself from his case over the murder of businesswoman Monica Kimani.

This comes even as Justice Wakiaga ordered that Jowie be finally be subjected to specialized medical attention failure to which he will have him released for him to seek for the same on his own.

Jowie is currently at Kamiti Maximum Prison where he was transferred after being denied treatment at the Kenyatta National Hospital.

At Kamiti, 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 already 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,” Jowie’s Lawyers said.

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.

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