Joseph Irungu aka Jowie has been sentenced to death in the murder of businesswoman Monicah Kimani in 2018.

Judge Grace Nzioka gave the decision on Wednesday, March 13, after convicting him of murder on February 9 this year. He was accused of killing businesswoman Monica Kimani in September.

Summarizing the prosecutor’s application, Nzioka confirmed Jowie had never been brought to court for any other offense before. He said the foregoing facts were taken into account in his final decision.

The judge further confirmed that Kimani was forced at the time of her death and that she had not wronged him or pushed the prisoner to treat her with such brutality. Although the crime of murder carries a mandatory death sentence in Kenya, the punishment was outlawed.

Finally, justice was given to the family of the late Monica Kimani after struggling for five years in court. Kimani, who had returned from a business trip to the city of Juba in Sudan, was found dead in her house on Kilimani street in Nairobi in September 2018. Chief investigative officer in the case he told the court that the forensic evidence put Jowie in the crime scene.  

March 13, 2024

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