What odds would the betting sites offer on the chances of the court offering bail application to Jowie Irungu and Jacque Maribe?
The two are faced with alleged murder charges of the late business woman Monica Kimani.They are accused of killing Ms Kimani whose body was found in her Nairobi apartment with her throat slit from ear to ear.Ms Kimani was killed on September 19, several hours after jetting into Kenya from Juba, South Sudan where she ran a family business.
Sport Pesa has placed the odds of "Jacque Maribe release" at 1.02 while those of "Joseph Irungu a.k.a Jowie release" at 8.5. I don't know what this means… Good people kindly solve this for me…!
— S.N. Nyamao 🇰🇪 (@snnyamao) October 24, 2018
The two, who had been in remand for more than two weeks, pleaded to the charge afresh after the prosecution amended the charge sheet to include the words, that the committed the offense with others not before court.
The case was adjourned briefly to allow advocates representing various parties peruse a probation report filed in court regarding the two suspects.
The lovers, who have since denied killing Ms Kimani on September 19, want to be released on bond arguing that they will not interfere with witness or abscond the trial.
Ms Maribe, a mother of one, said in her application that she has cooperated with police whom she allowed access to her car, house and mobile phone as they conducted the investigations.
The journalist also said she was not at the crime scene and has only been implicated because of her association with Jowie.
The two were in a jovial mood and hi-fived and hugged colleagues and friends before the hearing begun.
Justice James Wakiaga rejected an application by an NGO calling itself Empowering Africa Through Media, saying it has failed to disclose its interest in the case.
The Judge also expunged an affidavit filed by the chairman of the NGO, Mr Josiah Murigu, from the court record.
The prosecution led by Catherine Mwaniki said they will oppose their release on bail.
Ms Mwaniki said some of the witnesses have to be placed under witness protection and they were yet to complete investigations.
A lawyer representing Ms Kimani’s family also said they will also be opposing their release on bail.
Investigations are still ongoing over the killing of Ms Kimani.
Last week, a Recce Squad officer linked to Mr Irungu was arrested and ordered detained by court as police seek to tie up loose ends in the probe.
Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja, State House official Dennis Itumbi and other friends came in to offer support to Ms Maribe.
Do you think the two should be granted bail by the court?