Do you guys remember Joseph ‘Jowie’ Irungu? Jowie has been in custody for more than one year now after being accused of killing businesswoman Monica Kimani. Before denying him bail, Justice James Wakiaga described Jowie as ‘a woman eater and a male version of a slay queen.’
As Jowie rots at Manyani Maximum Prisons, another magistrate released Embakasi East MP Babu Owino in one of the most controversial bail conditions in the history of the judiciary. The legislator has denied attempting to kill a man but at the same time, he is paying for the treatment of the victim.
The magistrate released Babu on a Ksh 10m bail, money he said would be used to pay DJ Evolve’s medical bill. What if Babu is proven not guilty? How does the court plan to pay back this money? Or we should assume Babu has already been found guilty and this bond is the punishment?
There is no evidence linking Jowie to Monica’s murder. The defence has so far presented circumstantial evidence in court. In Babu’s case, there is CCTV footage showing the shooting incident.
Away from Babu’s shooting drama, a bird which flew for more than 6,000 KM from Finland to Lake Kanyaboli in Siaya County, died on Sunday in the hands of Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) medics. It is time Kenya was declared the hardest place to survive on earth.
Here are the stories making headlines on Opera News:
PS Kibicho Named in Ruto’s Murder Plot
Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho was the complainant in the case revolving around a letter that purported to expose a plot to assassinate Deputy President William Ruto, a court heard yesterday.
A witness, Yvonne Anyango, an investigating officer, told the court that Kibicho’s name was later dropped.
She was testifying in the trial of the Secretary of Digital Media at State House, Dennis Itumbi, who is facing forgery charges.
Uhuru, Ruto in Secret Meeting
President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday held private talks with his deputy William Ruto against the backdrop of perceived infighting in the Jubilee administration.
According to sources within the Presidency, Uhuru telephoned the DP in the morning and asked him to proceed for a meeting with him at State House, Nairobi.
Govt to Build Toilets Along Major Highways
The shame of relieving yourself on the side of the road while on your bus trip or heading to your village could be a thing of the past.
The High Court has ordered the Ministry of Transport to build toilets on key highways and roads countrywide.
This stems from the right of a citizen to a clean and healthy environment and follows an application by petitioner Adrian Kamotho.
A woman is in court for allegedly stealing a gun from Deputy President William Ruto’s Mombasa residence. The woman, a sex worker by trade, stole the weapon from a GSU officer attached to the residence. How can a woman escape from one of the most guarded places in Kenya? Should Ruto be afraid of his security?