Jowie suffering from 'shock wave' needs urgent physiotherapy, court told

Jowie [Photo: Courtesy]

Murder suspect Joseph Irungu alias Jowie has a nerve injury affecting his hand and he is also suffering from “shock wave", a court heard yesterday.

Benjamin Wabwire, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon at Kenyatta National Hospital, said Jowie’s wound requires some months to heal.

He told Deputy Registrar Rose Aganya that Jowie did not need surgery but urgent physiotherapy to stimulate the affected nerves.

On the issue of bail appeal, the prosecution said it should be argued before a 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 Nairobi's Lamuria Gardens in Kilimani.

Journalist Jacque Maribe and Jowie face various charges over the murder of Monica.

The two have denied the charges. Maribe was released on bail while Jowie’s bail application was rejected.

Hearing continues on February 28, next year.

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