Embakasi East Member of Parliament Babu Owino has accused the Kenyan judiciary of inequality and open bias against the poor.
In a long Instagram caption published on his Instagram account Friday morning, the former university leader quickly rising up the ranks in politics questioned celebrity private soldier Joseph “Jowie” Irungu was denied bail.
The legislator compared Jowie’s case to that of Migori governor Okoth Obado [who was charged with the gruesome murder of Rongo University student Sharon Otieno] and Sarah Cohen [accused of killing her Dutch husband Tob Cohen] and wondered why the two had been accorded bail and not the former.
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THE JUDICIARY IS BEING USED!!! 1.When Governor Obado was alleged to have murdered he was given a cash bail/bond term. 2.When Sarah Wairimu was alleged to have murdered Cohen She was released on Cash bail/bond. 3.JOWI should be given cash bail/bond term by the judiciary and when found guilty be jailed. 4.Marxism’s of law is that Equity is equality 5.He who comes to Equity must come with clean hands. 6.Is it coz JOWI is poor that’s why he is being frustrated by the Rich judiciary? 7.#ReleaseJowionBail 8.Youth for a youth
Irungu, who was arrested in connection with the murder of his alleged lover Monica Kimani in late 2018, has been in remand for more than a year. This is despite his ex-fiancé and TV journalist Jacquie Marine [the co-accused in the case] having been released on bail in October last year.
The Kenyan criminal justice system often been criticized for prologue delays in the delivery of court cases – particularly those of poor citizens who are often denied bail.