Jowie’s mother said, “I think my son is innocent,” following the sentencing.

Joseph Irungu, commonly known as Jowie, faced his mother’s defense after being sentenced to death by Justice Grace Nzioka of the High Court for the murder of businesswoman Monica Kimani.

Jowie’s mother, breaking her silence after the ruling, staunchly maintained her son’s innocence.

“My son is innocent and has not committed any crime. He has not killed anyone. I believe in a God of second chances, and He will deliver him. That’s why you see me so strong. He’s like Joseph; Joseph was sentenced like this, but God later delivered him,” expressed Jowie Irungu’s mother.

Justice Nzioka’s pronouncement came on Wednesday, ordering that Jowie suffer death unless the sentence is overturned by a higher court.

The verdict followed the court’s determination of Jowie’s guilt in Kimani’s murder, a conclusion reached by Justice Nzioka in February, where the prosecution convincingly demonstrated Jowie’s culpability beyond reasonable doubt.

Originally scheduled for Friday, March 8, Jowie’s sentencing was postponed to Wednesday.

Monica Kimani tragically lost her life on the night of September 19, 2018, at her Lamuria Gardens residence in Nairobi.

“After thoroughly reviewing the evidence, this court finds that the prosecution has presented sufficient evidence and met the required threshold… It is this court’s finding that the first accused person indeed murdered the deceased,” pronounced Justice Grace Nzioka.

Meanwhile, former TV news anchor Jacque Maribe, co-accused with Jowie, was acquitted of the murder charge, with Nzioka noting that murder wasn’t the appropriate charge due to the prosecution’s failure to place Maribe at the crime scene.

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