Details: Why Jowie was Transferred from Kamiti to Manyani Prison in Voi

Businesswoman Monica Kimani’s murder suspect Joseph Irungu alias Jowie has been moved from Kamiti Maximum Prison in Nairobi to Manyani, a maximum security prison in Voi, Taita-Taveta County.

According to a local daily, Jowie was transferred to Voi last Friday after he was found with contraband during a random search.

It is not, however, clear on what type of contraband Jowie was allegedly found with.

The suspect will now be spending his second Christmas behind bars as the court is set to rule on his bail application on February 13, 2020.

Jowie was arrested on September 25, last year, and spent Christmas in remand.

In June 18, 2019, the High Court declined to grant Jowie bail for the second time.

Justice James Wakiaga dismissed his application for bail review on grounds that it was premature and lacked merit.

His parents are, however, jittery following his transfer.

Jowie’s lead lawyer, Prof Hassan Nandwa, said on Saturday that there had been no application for his transfer.

His parents rushed on Monday morning to find a bus to take them to Voi, where he has been transferred after they failed to find him at Kamiti.

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