June 18, 2024

Jowie Irungu files notice of appeal against death sentence

2 min read
Jowie Irungu files notice of appeal against death sentence

Joseph Irungu alias Jowie files a notice of appeal against his death sentence over the murder of businesswoman Monica Kimani

Joseph Irungu alias Jowie files a notice of appeal against his death sentence over the murder of businesswoman Monica Kimani.

In the notice on Friday, March 15, Jowie, through his lawyer Andrew Muge, said the appeal was against the conviction and sentence handed down by Justice Grace Nzioka.

“Take notice That Joseph Kuria Irungu alias Jowie appeals to the Court of Appeal against the decisions of the Honourable Lady Justice Grace Nzioka delivered in open court at Milimani, Nairobi on the 9th day February 2024 and in her written judgment dated 9th February 2024 whereby the Appellant was convicted of Murder and sentenced to death on 13th March 2024. The appeal is against the conviction and sentence,” read the notice in part.

His new lawyer Muge noted that Jowie intends to be present at the hearing of the appeal.

Previously, Jowie had hired Hassan Nandwa to defend his case.

US issues security alert over residential estates in Nairobi

Police officer and driver attached to Governor Orengo sued for robbery with violence

How senators voted to impeach Kisii Deputy Governor Robert Monda

Details emerge how 133 job seekers were rejected by KRA after HIV, pregnancy tests

Kericho Governor heckled infront of President Ruto (VIDEO)

Russia publishes list of Kenyan soldiers fighting in Ukraine

Justice Nzioka on Wednesday sentenced Jowie to death after he was found guilty of killing Monica Kimani in 2018.

In her ruling, the High Court Judge pointed out that the murder of the late businesswoman was planned, and intended before being executed.

“I have ordered that the first accused person before this court Joseph Kuria Irungu alias Jowie shall suffer death as provided for the offense of murder under section 204 of the penal code of Kenya and that sentence is set aside by a lawfully competent jurisdiction,” Justice Nzioka ordered.

Before the ruling Jowie had pleaded for leniency and asked Justice Nzioka for a custodial sentence saying he was a first-time offender.

The probation officer in his report said the convict lacks stable partner relationships, exhibits an antisocial personality, and is impartial and a thrill seeker who uses his anger to control others.

Also read,

Justice Grace Nzioka says she’s proud of her work days after sentencing Jowie to death

Uproar after a male student is held hostage and tortured by a woman 

Details of Ruto meeting with Museveni and Suluhu in Zanzibar

Jacque Maribe accompanies CS Kuria to a state function as PSC denies her appointment

Matatu Owners Association issues new fare directive after EPRA fuel price review

Ruto issues a SEVEN-day ultimatum to CS

Follow us

FaceBook

Telegram

error: Content is protected !!