Joseph “Jowie” Irungu wants Justice James Wakiaga removed from his murder case for labelling him a “woman eater.”
Jowie on Thursday lodged a complaint with the Judicial Service Commission chaired by Chief Justice David Maraga, seeking to have Wakiaga removed from handling the case, accusing him of open bias against him.
He said he wondered if the label by the judge generally categorised women as only ‘items to be consumed by men’.
“By describing me as a woman-eater, the judge abused his position and compounded the female gender to be nothing less than items to be eaten which is quite foul, degrading coming from a sitting judge,” he said in the letter to JSC.
“Indeed the judge used the most uncouth, derogatory and injudicious language against me as being a male version of a slay queen,” he added.
Jowie faces murder charges for the death of businesswoman Monica Kimani.
In the letter, he also denied ever “eating a woman” or any human being at all.
During his bail application hearing on October 30, Wakiaga branded Jowie as a male version of a “slay queen and a woman eater.”
“The picture that emerges from the prosecution’s evidence as set out hereinabove, and that the bail report of the accused, is that he is a male version of a slay queen. Which for lack of better terminology, I will call a woman-eater,” Wakiaga said.
Jowie questioned the judge’s integrity demanding that disciplinary action is taken against him.
He also wants him to be dismissed from the JSC.
“I submit that disciplinary action is taken against him including finding that he is not fit to serve as a judge of the High Court so that a process for his removal be undertaken to rid the Judiciary of personnel such as him who bring the institution into disrepute,” he said.
He further accused the judge of robbing him of his innocence until proven guilty right and that of his societal standing.
Citizen TV journalist Jacque Maribe who was charged alongside Jowie was released on a Sh1 million cash bail.
Monica was found in a bathtub in her Kilimani apartment with her hands and legs tied and her throat slit.