23 March 2024 :

Joseph Irungu alias Jowie on March 13, 2024 was sentenced to death after he was found guilty of the 2018 murder of businesswoman Monica Kimani.
Delivering the verdict, High Court judge Grace Nzioka ruled that the horrific murder of Monica Kimani was "intentional."
"It was not a defensive act. It was not out of provocation. It was planned, intended and executed," ruled Justice Nzioka.
"Based on what I have said, I have ordered that the first accused before this court, Joseph Kuria Irungu alias Jowie, shall suffer death as provided for the offence of murder under section 204 of the penal code of Kenya. That is the order of the court."
In delivering the verdict, the judge highlighted submissions by the prosecution on the "serious and grievous harm occasioned to the deceased" using a dangerous weapon.
Jowie was last month found guilty of the murder of Monica Kimani, who was brutally killed in her Lamuria Gardens apartment in Nairobi on the night of September 19, 2018. Justice Nzioka ruled that the prosecution had adduced adequate evidence and proved beyond reasonable doubt that Jowie indeed killed Monica.
The judge noted that the unlawful killing of Monica Kimani was not only a loss to the family but also to society.
"It is not just a loss to the immediate family. Of course, it is, in the highest degree, a loss to the society when one is killed unlawfully," she said.
In conclusion, Justice Nzioka cited three quotes on murder to underscore her message:
"In an act of murder, one person's life ends but a countless number of lives are forever impacted."
"Murder leaves behind a trail of shattered dreams and broken hearts that can never be healed."
"The act of murder is a heinous crime that challenges the moral fabric of society and demands justice."


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