I Have no Home, Says Man Released After Lulu Hassan’s Story

Julius Wambua and his daughter Dorcas when they left the Kamiti Maximum Prison on December 18, 2020.
  • Former Kibwezi MP Kalembe Ndile has offered to give Julius Wambua a two-acre piece of land after he disclosed that he had no home following his release from the Kamiti Maximum Prison on Thursday, December 18.

    Wambua had been convicted to a life sentence after he was falsely accused of defiling his own daughter.

    Speaking from his home, the Kalembe stated that his family was willing to offer Julius a two-acre piece of land and build him a home.

    “We will try and build him a home so that he can start his life afresh because eight years in jail is no joke,” he stated.

    Julius Wambua who recently had his life sentence invalidated after spending 10 years in jail for an offence he didn’t commit has opened up about his struggles settling down in the community. 

    Julius Wambua and his daughter Dorcas when they left the Kamiti Maximum Prison on December 18, 2020.

    Wambua who was released on Thursday, December 17, says he came back to nothing after spending 10 years behind bars.

    It was a teary union for a man who was falsely accused of defiling his own daughter, but reality struck soon after when he realised he had no place to call home, adding that his family is scattered all over.

    “Circumstances have forced me to start life afresh. I am a free man, but I lost everything when I went to jail. I have no land or home,” Wambua told Nation.

    Currently, the 56-year-old man is seeking shelter at his younger brother’s house in Nairobi.

    “I am concerned about where I am going to get a place to live,” Wambua stated.

    Wambua was released on a cash bail of Ksh 30,000 and an alternative bond of Ksh 200,000 with a surety of a similar amount pending retrial by High Court Judge George Odunga.

    Wambua’s story gained public interest after a 2019 feature by Citizen TV anchor Lulu Hassan in a series titled Prison Diaries.

    His daughter, Dorcas Mwende, confessed to being coerced to frame her father by their mother.

    Mwende would later file submissions at the Machakos High Court recanting her original testimonies.

    In his ruling, Justice Odunga ordered a retrial of the case noting that it had garnered considerable public interest.

    “The petitioner’s appeal has been considered and determined that he was accused by someone who was coached and wasn’t using her own words, therefore justice must be rendered,” the judge ruled.

    Wambua stated that he had forgiven his ex-wife and all those who had wronged him.


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