Maribe, Jowie to remain in custody until October 24

Written By: Hallygan Agade

TV Journalist Jacque Maribe and her co-accused and fiancé Joseph Irungu alias Jowie will stay in custody for another one week until the hearing of their bail application on the 24th of this month.

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Maribe and Jowie are main suspects in the murder of businesswoman Monica Kimani who was found dead in her apartment in Kilimani Nairobi on September 19th.

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The duo appeared before Justice James Wakiaga after lady justice Jessie Lessit withdrew herself from the matter without giving reasons.

The defence lawyer representing Irungu wants the first accused to be taken to Kenyatta National Hospital for treatment.

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Maribe wants to be freed arguing that she is a single mother and she is not a flight risk.

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However the state has maintained its objections to her pleadings saying the two could interfere with investigations.

The court has also warned the media against over reportage of the matter and misrepresentation of facts.

The judge directed that going forward the media would have a limited access to the proceedings of the case in order to prevent any undue interference from, leaked or prematurely broadcasted information.

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The two suspects will return to their respective holding facilities of Langata women’s prison for  Maribe and the Industrial Area prison for Irungu.

The judge at the same time allowed Irungu to undergo surgery at the Kenyatta national hospital following recommendation of the Industrial Area Prison clinic.

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