Daughter to Julius Wambua has dared here mother to bring all the evidence she has to court. The feisty daughter even reminded her estranged mother that she is aware of the court date when the hearing will take place. Dorcas Mwende’s stern words comes a few days after her mother insisted that Julius Wambua indeed defiled Dorcas Mwende despite her recanting her previous testimony.
“Listen, bring it on am ready to testify, therefore be prepared to face me off in a Court of law now that you’ve turned down appeal for reconciliation,” Dorcas Mwende noted.
Julius Wambua was released from prison on December 16 after Dorcas Mwende (his daughter) recanted her allegations that her father had raped her. Mr. Wambua was convicted of defiling her daughter nearly a decade ago and has been imprisoned since 2012. He had been serving his life sentence at Kamiti Maximum Prison.
Shortly before releasing Julius Wambua, Justice George Odunga trashed all sentences by a Kithimani Magistrate’s Court and a High Court’s decision to uphold the lower court’s verdict and ordered that Wambua, who had been accused of defiling his daughter Dorcas Wambua, be released on a cash bail of Ksh30,000 pending a fresh trial, should the prosecution deem it necessary.
The Kithimani Law Courts, through Senior Resident Magistrate Eva Wambugu, on Monday, December 21 directed the Office of the DPP to ensure that the fresh trial is instituted within a month, failure of which, Wambua would be deemed free, unconditionally.
Julius Wambua: How His World Turned Upside-Down
Julius Wambua and his family of six (the couple with their four children) started having issues back in 2007. His then wife urged him to sell his land and then split the proceeds of the land sale between her and him. Mr. Wambua agreed and after completing the transaction, he gave the wife her share while retaining his cut.
But unfortunately, his wife left him and took away two of their kids with her shortly after receiving the money. Dorcas Mwende and one of her elder sister were left behind with their father since the mother only took the first born and the second born.
In an earlier interview, Wambua said: “I broke up with my first wife because she wanted me to sell my piece of land and split the money with her. I sold the land, gave her half the money and she left me.”
After being deserted by his wife, Mr. Wambua remarried. This did not sit well with his ex-wife as she hatched a plan to”punish” her husband for this.
After some time, around March 2011, the wife picked the children and took them to Nairobi but Wambua pleaded with her to release them after two days since he had already paid for their holiday tuition back in the village.
Julius Wambua was arrested and later charged in court in January 2012, Principal Magistrate A.W Mwangi sentenced Wambua to life in prison after convicting him. He was then thrown behind bars at the Kamiti Maximum Prison. Mr. Wambua had been accused of defiling her daughter Dorcas Mwende. The latter’s testimony in court sealed her father’s fate as he was sentenced to life in prison.
However, in 2019, Dorcas confessed that she and her elder sister had been instructed by the mother to frame the father following a disagreement over ownership of a parcel of land, with the aim of inheriting the property and getting rid of the co-wife.
Dorcas Mwende’s confession and constant media attention on the case led to the release of Julius Wambua from prison in late December 2020. However, Mr. Wambua is not out of the woods yet since the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) has 30 days to launch any new prosecution of him.