Jowie in court.

A fundraiser for contributions towards Joseph ‘Jowie’ Irungu’s Sh2 million bail has been launched. Jowie, the main suspect in the gruesome murder of Monica Kimani was earlier today released by High Court Judge James Wakiaga on bail.

Taking to social media, popular influencer Joe Muchiri called on Kenyans to chip in towards raising the money.

“We are kindly requesting for your help in this time of need. You can send your contributions to paybill 600100 and the account number is 0100005024484 Stanbic Bank.

“The account belongs to his sister Nelius Irungu,” a poster shared by Muchiri read.

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In his ruling earlier, Justice Wakiaga said that there was no compelling reason to detain him.

He further instructed the former security officer to report to his area chief on the last Thursday of every month.

Justice Wakiaga further cautioned Jowie against commenting on the case in the media and social platforms.

Jowie was also ordered to surrender his passport to the court and warned against applying for a new passport pending the trial. 

The poster.

Arrest

Jowie was arrested on September 26 2018 after Monica was killed in her apartment at Lamuria Gardens soon after arriving for Juba, South Sudan.

His then fiancé Jacque Maribe, who was released in October 2018 on bail is also on trial for the murder.

While testifying before court, Monica’s brother George Kimani fought back tears narrating how he found his sister’s lifeless body in a bathtub with her throat slit.

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Kimani said that he knew Jowie from way back in 2012 as they were classmates at Kenya Polytechnic.

“He asked me if I knew the killers. He said he had a security company which could help us find those who killed her. It hurt when I discovered later that he was the last person in my sister’s house before we found her dead,” he testified.

State prosecutor Wangui Gichui had to console him after he broke down when shown the gory pictures of his dead sister.