Court orders Jowie out of Nairobi

By , K24 Digital
On Mon, 18 Oct, 2021 11:50 | 2 mins read
Pamela Kembo, the house-help of Jacque Maribe, told the High Court in Nairobi on Thursday that she was “scared” of Maribe’s ex-fiancé Jowie. [PHOTO | FILE]
Joseph Irungu aka Jowie. PHOTO/COURTESY

High Court has ordered Joseph Irungu alias Jowie to obey bail terms that required him not to work in Nairobi.

This comes a ruling that directed him to only work and live within Nakuru while out on bail.

“I hereby issue a warning against the respondent to abide by the orders issued by justice Wakianga in respect to the area of domicile. He is required to work within the domicile area (Nakuru),” ruled the judge.

Justice Grace Nzioka however declined to cancel bail terms of the murder suspect on grounds that he assaulted a man at a club while drunk saying no charge against him over the same has been tabled before court by the prosecution. 

The DPP had told the court that Jowie had gone against the honourable court’s finding on the location of place of abode.

“That the accused has not only gone against the honourable court’s finding on the location or place of abode when honourable judge granted the bail terms by being away from Nakuru County. He continues to move and reside within Lang’ata area being the secondary crime scene and the locality of the potential witnesses who have and are yet to testify,” the application read in part.

In an application filed in court the DPP claimed the matter was reported at Lang’ata police station by one Rodgers Ochieng Okuta on March 7, 2021, at about 8:30 pm while in hotel 1824 that he physically assaulted him while having drinks at the club.

While responding to the application by the DPP, Jowie’s lawyer David Ayuo had argued that the complainant in the matter who claim to have been assaulted by Jowie withdrew the matter from the police station after they reached an agreement. 

Ayuo also defended Jowie saying he is looking for means of survival since he has to cater for his one child and those of his aged parents that’s why he is working at a private security company in the city. 

Jowie in his statement claims that he was too drunk that he couldn’t remember what happened at the club. He says he can only remember being assisted to enter a taxi by his friend where he was taken to one of his siblings and later taken to Lang’ata Hospital since he had a deep cut.