Citizen TV news anchor Jacque Maribe and her fiance Joseph Irungu will both be charged with the murder of businesswoman Monica Kimani, Police have confirmed.
Maribe has been implicated in the gory murder by her conduct and association with prime suspect Irungu aka “Jowie”.
Her charges emanate from what Police describe as illegal handling of a firearm after a 9mm live bullet was recovered in her bedroom. The ammo was linked to a gun which belongs to her neighbor, Brian Kasaine, that Jowie allegedly used to shoot himself but later claimed he was shot at by unknown people.
DCI George Kinoti told the Kenyan Online yesterday that evidence gathered by the investigators so far reveals that Maribe was indirectly linked to Monica’s murder.
“We know that she helped Irungu cover up the offence by burning the clothes that he wore when he committed the crime.”
“We also have evidence pointing to her involvement in the crime, ” the chief sleuth said without elaborating on the evidence in his custody.
Section 222 of the Penal Code states that “Any person who becomes an accessory after the fact to murder is guilty of a felony and is liable to imprisonment for life.”
The Citizen TV reporter and Irungu, who is being held at Muthaiga Police Station, have been described as prime suspects in the gruesome murder.
Maribe’s lawyer, Katwa Kigen, was surprised that the Police had decided to prefer a murder charge against her.
“We believe that the Police have got it wrong. But since they have made that decision, we will fight this charges in court,” said Kigen.