Main suspect Jowie Irungu’s days behind dark cells continue to be clouded by a pending court ruling. Even so the High court has given the family of slain Monica Kimani seven days to reply to Jowie’s bail application
They requested that they be given more time to reply to Irungu’s application and give reasons why they wanted the accused person to stay in custody.
“We were only served one week ago and we have not had time to respond accordingly to the application,” the family said.
Monica Kimani’s family through their lawyer said that they had not been present to sign the replying affidavits.
Prosecutor Catherine Mwaniki supported the application by the family of the deceased.
Defense lawyer David Ayuo objected the application by the deceased’s family but the judge said it is important for views of the family to be put into consideration.
In the application, Jowie maintained innocence in the death of Kimani at her Lamuria Gardens Apartment in Nairobi’s Kilimani estate on September 19 and wants the court to release him.
Jowie’s co-accused Citizen TV journalist Jacque Maribe was released on bail last year after they both pleaded not guilty to the charge of murdering Monica Kimani.
The bail review will be heard on May 28