Tears of joy as Julius Wambua finally leaves Kamiti Maximum Prison

Tears of joy as Julius Wambua finally leaves Kamiti Maximum Prison

Julius Wambua, the man who has been behind bars for the past 9 years after his daughter ‘framed’ him for rape, is finally a free man.

He left the Kamiti Maximum Prison on Thursday afternoon and was met outside the gate by his daughter Dorcas.

There was an emotional moment as Wambua embraced his tearful daughter and her siblings. He said he has forgiven her.

“Pia nimemsamehe mke wangu lakini pia atafute njia aniombe msamaha. Nataka pita kushukuru Citizen TV na Lulu Hassan kwa kunitembelea na kunihoji kuhusu yaliyotendeka,” he said.

Dorcas Wambua with her father Julius on December 17, 2020. PHOTO | MOSES NGIGE

Julius Wambua hugs his kin outside Kamiti Maximum Prison on December 17, 2020. PHOTO | MOSES NGIGE

On Wednesday, the court ruled that Wambua be released on Ksh. 30,000 cash bail pending a retrial of the case.

“The case should begin afresh and all sentences by the Kithimani Court and High Court be quashed,” Justice George Odunga ruled.

The Judge further noted that Wambua is deemed an innocent person and there are no compelling reasons to deny him bond.

Wambua had been serving a life sentence after he was found guilty of defiling his daughter in 2011.

Eight years later, his daughter recanted her evidence alleging that the entire defilement case was choreographed by her mother Jackline Nzilani for personal gain.

Dorcas claimed that she was coached by her mother to accuse the father of raping her.

According to her, the father was serving a prison term wrongfully out of a coalition of convenience formed between herself and her mother.

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