This came after the Director of the Public Prosecutor’s Office (DPP) requested that his bail be waived.
Ms. Kimani was killed on the night of September 19, 2018 at her home in Lamuria Gardens, Kilimani. Jowie and former television journalist Jacque Maribe were arrested a week later and charged with murder.
The two suspects, who were romantic at the time, were arrested. But while Ms. Maribe was released after a month on Sh2 million bond, Jowie spent a year in Kamiti Maximum Prison before being allowed to go home in March last year.
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His freedom could be short-lived, however, if the DPP High Court agrees that Jowie violated the bail conditions enacted by Judge James Wakiaga last year.
Jowie is currently on a Sh2. Millions of cash bail en route, money donated by friends and well-wishers after his family failed to raise the amount.
During his release, Judge Wakiaga warned Jowie not to post the case on media or social media comment platforms. He also ordered him to report to the area manager of his parents’ home in Nakuru, not to leave the country, and to generally stay out of anger for the duration of the case.
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In documents filed in court for Jowie’s bail waiver, the DPP has through an affidavit from Chief Inspector Maxwell Otieno of the Criminal Investigation Department (DCI) said the suspect had not stayed out of trouble.
Chief Inspector Otieno said that Jowie got into a brawl in June 1824, a nightclub near Lang involved was’ ata Street in Nairobi. The matter was reported on March 7th by a Rodgers Ochieng Okuta at Langata Police Station who claimed he was attacked by Jowie around 8:30 p.m.
“On March 7th, 1824, Jowie attacked Rodgers Okuta. But although the lawsuit has been withdrawn, it’s pretty clear that he committed a similar offense or crime in which another person was injured on bail, “says Chief Inspector Otieno.
In his testimony to the police on the matter, Jowie alleged that he was too drunk to remember what happened at the club that night, and that all he could remember was that he was a friend helped board a taxi to Lang’ata Hospital, where he was being treated for a deep cut.
Jowie’s attorney, David Ayuo, said the complainant had since pulled the matter out after the two suffered Reach agreement t.
Additionally, the DPP says Jowie gave interviews on YouTube discussing the pros and cons of the murder case following Judge Wakiaga’s guidelines.
Also, the DPP argues, Jowie does not live with his parents in Nakuru, as he told the court he would ask for bail.
Instead of helping his parents like promised on their chicken farm, the DPP argues that the suspect lives in Nairobi and works for a private security company.
“The defendant has not only turned against the honorable court’s finding of the place or place of residence as the Honorable Judge granted the bail period by walking out of Nakuru County. He moves and continues to live in the Lang’ata area, which is the secondary crime scene and the location of potential witnesses who have and are yet to testify, “said the DPP.
Also, the state says Der Head of the area where Jowie’s parents live in Nakuru failed to provide the Deputy Registrar of the High Court with monthly reports on whether the suspect reported to him as directed at the end of the month.
The matter is supposed to be on September 28th, while the murder trial of Monica Kimani continues this year.
Twenty-seven witnesses have testified so far.