Murder suspect Joseph Irungu aka Jowie has withdrawn an application seeking to disqualify judge James Wakiaga from his case.
His decision to withdraw the application was made before judge Wakiaga who accepted it. Irungu together with his TV journalist fiance Jacque Maribe are accused of killing Monica Kimani on September 19.
Irungu had initially said Wakiaga shouldn’t hear his case because he has shown open bias and already assumed him guilty before evidence is tendered.
He took issue with statement of the judge made during bail ruling on October 30 referring to him as male version of slay queen and a woman eater.
The remarks by the judge, he had said, injured his dignity and showed bias.
However yesterday he said he made that decision to seek disqualification in a rush and asked the court to allow him abandon same.
Meanwhile prosecution in the case informed the court that it will handover Maribe’s house in the afternoon even as it holds onto her phone which will be an exhibit in the case.
Hearing is ongoing.