Kenya: Irungu’s Mom Insists Her Son Did not Kill Monica Kimani

Kenya: Irungu’s Mom Insists Her Son Did not Kill Monica Kimani

Nairobi — Joseph Irungu’s mom Wednesday vouched for her son’s innocence saying he had by no means killed anybody.

Talking after Jowie’s sentencing within the Monica Kimani homicide case, the mom expressed her confidence within the eventual acquittal of her son.

“I’m sturdy like this as a result of I’ve a God that I imagine in Him and my son is like Joseph, he went by way of tribulations and God rescued him, so the identical God will rescue him additionally at His personal proper time,” she stated.

The court docket sentenced Jowie to demise on Wednesday after discovering him responsible of killing Monica Kimani on September 19, 2018.

Justice Grace Nzioka indicated that the character of the killing warranted the very best penalty.

“After the fee of the offense, there was an try to hide the proof. The crime had critical psychological and bodily hurt to the sufferer and the household. The prosecution invited this court docket to pronounce a demise sentence,” Nzioka stated.

She additionally stated that Jowie was ineligible for rehabilitation because the crime was past restitution.

‘No regret’

Nzioka stated the court docket solely considers a custodial sentence for an individual eligible for rehabilitation having in the beginning acknowledged the fee of the offense and the necessity to reform. She famous that Jowie didn’t acknowledge committing the offence.

The decide dominated out a non-custodial sentence which serves the aim of offering an accused particular person with a chance for rehabilitation.

“My reply was within the unfavourable, for the easy cause that an individual who’s given rehabilitation should in the beginning acknowledge the fee of the offense and the necessity to reform. With out that perspective, there shall be no want to contemplate rehabilitation,” she stated.

“He won’t admire subsequently an order in useless.”

Nzioka, whereas studying the judgement, stated Jowie had appealed to keep away from the demise penalty imploring the court docket to contemplate a custodial sentence citing his standing as a first-time offender.

“It was not a defensive act. It was deliberate, supposed, and executed,” dominated Justice Nzioka.

Jowie was responsible of the homicide of the deceased Monica Kimani on February 9, 2024.

Justice Nzioka dominated that the prosecution had supplied adequate proof to determine Jowie’s culpability past an affordable doubt.

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