Irungu, Maribe to be charged with murder of Monica Kimani


The late Monica Kimani. Photo/COURTESY
The late Monica Kimani. Photo/COURTESY

In Summary

  • Maribe was arrested on September 30 and is currently being held at the Gigiri Police Station.
  • Her fiancé Irungu had been seized five days before and is in police custody at the Muthaiga station.
  • Monica Kimani was found dead at her apartment in Kilimani with the throat slit and hands tied.

The Director of Public Prosecution has ordered that Jacqueline Wanjiru Maribe and Joseph Kuria Irungu alias Jowie be charged with the murder of Monica Kimani.

A statement released on Tuesday said that DPP Noordin Haji had independently reviewed the evidence so far on record.

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“I am satisfied that there exists a prima facie to warrant criminal prosecution…for the offence murder contrary to section 203 as read with section 204 of the Penal Code,” the statement reads.

The DPP has ordered that Maribe and Irungu be immediately arraigned before the High Court and charged accordingly.

Maribe was arrested on September 30 and is currently being held at the Gigiri Police Station.

Her fiancé Irungu had been seized five days before and is in police custody at the Muthaiga station.

Monica Kimani was found dead on September 20 at her apartment in Kilimani with the throat slit and hands tied.

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Her brother George discovered the body inside a bathtub at the home in Lamuria Gardens off Denis Pritt Road.

She was buried on September 29 at the family home in Gilgil with the family calling for justice.

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