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DPP to appeal against Maribe’s acquittal in murder of Monica Kimani

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The Director of Public of Prosecutions (DPP) has filed a Notice of Appeal against the acquittal of TV personality Jacque Maribe in the murder of businesswoman Monica Kimani.

In the notice, the DPP expressed dissatisfaction with the judgment of trial Judge Grace Nzioka, who acquitted Maribe.

In acquitting Maribe, the court found that she was not properly charged and that the prosecution failed to produce sufficient  evidence in the case against her.

“It is my considered view that the charge brought against the second accused person (Jacque Maribe) was not the proper charge,” Justice Nzioka said.

“The prosecution did not adduce adequate evidence to find the second accused person guilty of the offence of murder,” she added

The former news anchor was charged alongside her ex-fiancée Joseph Irungu on 15th October, 2018.

The two were accused of playing a role in the murder of Monicah, who was killed five years ago in her Lamuria garden apartment in Kilimanai area on 19th September, 2018 shortly after arriving from South Sudan.

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