KNH doctor in court over Joseph ‘Jowie’ Irungu case


KNH doctor in court over Joseph 'Jowie' Irungu case

A hearing involving Joseph ‘Jowie’ Irungu, who was linked to the murder of businesswoman Monica Kimani, continued on Tuesday.

Benjamin Wabwire, a surgeon at the Kenyatta National Hospital, told the court that had ‘obvious weakness of the hand’.

“He had a nerve injury affecting the hand ….our initial plan was to do an MRI…the report is that the nerves are intact…He suffered from “shock wave “,” Dr. Wabwire said.

The surgeon revealed that Irungu suffered from a condition known as ‘shock wave’ and warned that if he does not get therapy, he might end up with ‘permanent problems’.

According to Dr. Wabwire, the suspect does not need surgery but urgently requires physiotherapy to stimulate the affected nerves.

The Prosecution team on its part stated that they are not in a position to direct the doctor on court matters and urged the judge to summon the KNH chief executive.

On the issue of bail, the Prosecution held it be argued before the trial judge.

Jowie suffered an injury on his left arm in September around the same time that the body of Monica Kimani was discovered at her apartment in Lamuria Gardens, Kilimani.

He is in remand at Kamiti Maximum Prison.

On Tuesday, the court was also told that the car used by ‘Jowie’ Irungu on the night of the murder will not be released to the owner: Jacque Maribe.

The Prosecution remained adamant that the vehicle is an exhibit and is still part of ongoing investigations in the murder case.

Hearing continues on February 28.

 

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