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Jacque Maribe, Jowie murder case pushed to January next year

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Jacque Maribe, Jowie murder case
  • Jacque Maribe
  • Joseph Irungu
  • Justice Grace Nzioka
  • Katwa Kigen

The much-awaited judgment against former TV anchor Jacque Maribe and her former fiancé Joseph Irungu, alias Jowie, has been adjourned for the second time to January 26, 2024. Adjourning the judgment,  trial judge Justice Grace Nzioka said she could not deliver her judgment since she received exhibits relied on last night (December 14).

“This judgment is not ready because I received the exhibits, and I need humble time to write a reasoned judgment,” said Justice Nzioka. She directed the parties to assemble in court on January 26 for the judgment. The directions were given virtually from her current station in Naivasha High Court. In October, the judge was supposed to deliver the judgment following the conclusion of the trial in July, but she didn’t as it was said that she was sick.

Jowie is the first accused person in the murder trial of Monica. He was charged alongside Jacque Maribe in 2018.
Monica’s body was found at her Lamuria Gardens apartment on Kitale Lane off Denis Pritt Road in Kilimani.
The prosecution called 35 witnesses who testified against the two.

Although they have denied knowing Monica or being involved in her death, assistant DPP Gikui Gichuki has said the evidence they presented in court is sufficient to have them convicted.
“My lady, the death was unlawful, as indicated by all the prosecution witnesses. As per witness testimony, the first accused was placed in the house of the deceased; he was positively identified during the identification parade,” Gikui said.

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Gikui at the tail end of the case said the two had a common intention and ‘acted in concert to eliminate the deceased.
Regarding the second accused person, Jackie Maribe, the prosecution submitted that she was at that time the partner of the first accused and was living together.

Gikui added that Maribe was the owner of the vehicle used in a criminal enterprise.
“She also allowed the gun to be kept in her house, yet she had a young child. It should be noted in the testimony produced in this court that she lied to the police consistently regarding how the first accused person was injured,” the DPP said.
However, Maribe’s lawyer, Katwa Kigen, has argued that none of the witnesses incriminated the former news anchor in the murder.

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