Joseph Irungu, alias Jowie, who is accused of murdering Nairobi businesswoman Monica Kimani, will remain in custody after High Court judge James Wakiaga on Tuesday denied him bail.
In his ruling, Justice Wakiaga said that the suspect is a flight risk and may threaten witnesses should he be freed on bail.
The judge also noted that Jowie has no known residence and assets in the country besides living in his fiancée Jacque Maribe’s house in Lang’ata, describing Mr Irungu as a “male version of a slay queen”.
“For lack of a better word, I would refer to the 1st accused as a woman eater,” said Justice Wakiaga.
The judge also referred to Mr Irungu as a “lover of guns”, who has flaunted his penchant for the weapons on social media.
Mr Irungu, who remains remanded following the Tuesday court decision, will be treated for gun wounds at the Kenyatta National Hospital.
His fiancée, Jacque Maribe, was freed on cash bail of Ksh1 million and three sureties of similar amount, or a bond of Ksh2 million and one surety of similar amount.
Ms Maribe has been barred from news anchoring, or moderating TV interviews, Justice Wakiaga ruled.
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