Jowie Sues State, Commissioner of Prisons Over ‘Inhumane’ Treatment

Joseph Irungu alias Jowie, the prime suspect in the murder of Nairobi businesswoman Monica Kimani has sued the State and the Commissioner of Prisons over what he alleges was inhumane treatment.

Jowie has been behind bars since his arrest in September 2018.

Jowie was on Friday last week transferred from Kamiti Maximum Prison in Nairobi to Manyani Prison in Voi, Taita-Taveta County.

His transfer to Voi sparked off a controversy, with his parents protesting the move.

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Manyani Prison is considered a hardship facility compared to other prisons in the country.

It was alleged that his transfer to Manyani came after he was found with a contraband during a random search.

He will be spending his second Christmas in prison.

Jowie has been denied bail despite him making several applications.

Justice James Wakiaga, who is hearing the case, dismissed Jowie’s bail application as baseless.

His co-accused, former Citizen TV journalist Jacque Maribe, was granted bail last year.

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