The family of slain businesswoman Monica Kimani has opposed the release of Joseph Irungu ‘ Jowie’ on bail.
On Tuesday, the family requested more time to file replying affidavits explaining why they are against Jowie’s release.
“We were served one week ago and we’ve not had time to respond accordingly to the application,” the family argued.
Their lawyer further said Monica’s family members were not around to sign affidavits when they were served with the bail application.
Prosecutor Catherine Mwaniki supported the family’s application while defense lawyer David Ayuo objected it. But the Judge said it is important for views of the family to be put into consideration.
High Court Justice James gave Monica’s family seven days to file replying affidavits towards Jowie’s bail application.
In his application, the murder suspect maintained innocence in the death of Kimani at her Lamuria Gardens Apartment in Nairobi’s Kilimani estate on September 19.
The bail review application will be heard on May 28, 2019.