Monica murder case: Kiambu court frees Kassaine



Brian Kassaine, who was being investigated over the murder of Monica Kimani has been released by a Kiambu court.

Principal Magistrate Justus Kituku has however ordered him to report to the DCI every Thursday for two months to facilitate the investigation.

Kassaine a close friend of the prime suspect Joseph Irungu alias Jowie and his fiancee TV journalist Jacque Maribe has reportedly turned State witness.

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Kassaine, who has been in custody for 10 days, will also surrender his passport to detectives to ensure he does not leave the country.

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He was arrested after detectives established that the prime suspect in the murder Joseph Irungu alias Jowie used his gun in an apparent suicide bid after allegedly killing Monica.

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Jowie and Maribe were arraigned in court on Tuesday and remanded until Monday when they will plead to murder charges.

Maribe and Jowie are currently being held at at Lang’ata Women’s ans Industrial Area Prisons respectvely.

The court directed that Irungu gets medical treatment for his gunshot wound on his left shoulder believed to be self-inflicted and Maribe undergoes a mental assessment before they take plea this Monday.

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They are accused of murdering Monica Kimani at her apartment in Kilimani in what is linked to money she was carrying on arrival from Juba, South Sudan


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