High Court judge Justice James Wakiaga has declined to grant Joseph Irungu alias Jowie bail in Monica Kimani murder case.
While delivering the ruling today, Justice Wakiaga said the application for bail is premature and lacks merit.
The judge has ordered for a pre-bail report and directed that all witnesses, placed under witness protection program, to testify first before the Court can consider the bail application.
Jowie has maintained his innocence in the murder of Monica at her Lamuria Gardens apartment in Kilimani on the night of September 19 last year.
His co-accused Citizen TV journalist Jacque Maribe was released on Sh1 million bail last year.
Both pleaded not guilty to the murder charge.