Joseph Irungu alias Jowie who is a suspect in the murder of Monica Kimani on Thursday requested the court to free him on bail. 

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The bail application was however turned down. 

The court pointed out that Jowie had travelled widely yet he did not have any known assets in the country. 

The court further cited that his willingness to give in travel documents was not enough to guarantee that he will appear in court as demanded.

While seeking to be released, Jowie had told the court it should factor in the duration that he has already spent in prison.

He promised not to leave the country once he was freed on bail and volunteered to surrender his passport and other travel documents.

“I have no intent to go anywhere,” Jowie said as quoted by Citizen Digital.

Jowie's previous bail application was turned down while his former girlfriend and a suspect in the same case Jacque Maribe, was released on October 30, 2018, after she was granted an Sh1 million cash bail. 

Justice James Wakiaga ruled that Maribe did not pose any risk to the witnesses and could not, therefore, interfere with the investigation.

“My second accused (Jacque Maribe) was granted bail and she never absconded court. I deserve the same,” Jowie noted. 

Kenyan netizens including Embakasi East MP Babu Owino had previously raised concern over the fact that Jowie had been denied bail. 

The concerns were raised after Sarah Wairimu who is a suspect in the murder of her billionaire husband Tob Cohen was freed on cash bail.

Jowie filed the application after Monica Kimani's brother narrated to the court his last moments with the late sister and how he discovered her body.