High Court James Wakiaga has described Joseph ‘Jowie’ Irungu as a male version of a “slay queen and a woman eater.”

Justice James Wakiaga while denying Irungu bail also said he (Irungu) is a flight risk who is likely to abscond the jurisdiction of the court.

Irungu is charged alongside Citizen TV journalist Jacque Maribe for the murder of businesswoman Monicah Kimani at her apartment in Kilimani.

“The picture that emerges from the prosecution’s evidence as set out herein above, and that the bail report of the accused, is that he is a male version of
slay queen. Which for lack of better terminology, I will call a woman-eater,” Justice James Wakiaga said.

Maribe has been released on a Sh1 million cash bail and an alternative of a Sh2 million bond or three sureties of a similar amount.

Justice Wakiaga explained that lack of permanent residence for Irungu and lack of occupation also played a role in the decision to deny him bail.

“He was living in the house of the second accused, driving the second accused’s car with no known source of income since 2017 when he provided security for some Jubilee politicians,” Judge Wakiaga added.