Former TV anchor Jacque Maribe and her ex-fiance Jowie Irungu, appeared at the Milimani Law Courts on Friday to hear the verdict in the Monica Kimani murder case. The couple, along with their families and attorneys, was present to hear the court’s decision on their fate.
Support and Representation
Maribe and Jowie were surrounded by support from their loved ones, as well as their legal teams. Dennis Itumbi, a well-known figure, led a group of Maribe’s friends to provide moral support during the hearing. However, despite their wait, the registrar announced that Judge Grace Nzioka was unavailable and that the court would provide further instructions on the matter at a later date.
Evidence and Arguments
Assistant DPP Gikui Gichuhi presented arguments that there was enough evidence to suggest Maribe and Jowie were guilty of Monica’s murder. The state relied on a Court of Appeal decision that stated that aiding and abetting a crime involves assisting in its commission or being an accomplice, even if the aider and abettor had no knowledge of the specific crime that was planned.
Jowie’s lawyer, Hassan Nandwa, offered a different perspective in court. He claimed that Monica was murdered by an unknown individual who was present at her residence on the night of the crime. Jowie stated that DNA from an unknown person was discovered at the murder site, and that the unknown individual whose DNA was found on the strapping may be the culprit.
Maribe and Jowie were charged with Monica’s murder in 2018 after her body was found at her Lamuria Gardens home. The outcome of the case remains uncertain, and the court will provide further instructions on the matter at a later date. The public eagerly awaits the verdict in the Monica Kimani murder case, which has captured the nation’s attention for the past five years.