Key suspect in Monica’s murder Jennings Orlando released


Key suspect in Monica's murder Jennings Orlando released
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In Summary

  • Jennings was arrested in Nairobi on Thursday October 18,2018.
  • Police had been given 14 days to detain him as investigations continued.
  • The suspect is alleged to have been with the 1st accused, Joseph Irungu alias ' Jowie' on the night of the incident.

Jennings Orlando Odhiambo , the Recce Squad officer and a key suspect linked to the murder of 28-year-old Monica Nyawira Kimani, has been released.

This was after the chief Investigating Officer Maxwell Otieno dropped the application to detain him.

Jennings who was appearing before Senior Principal Magistrate Stella Atambo was however directed to report to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on Wednesdays every week for a period of 2 months.

According to the Prosecution, the suspect will be treated as State Witness once the investigations are complete.

Jennings was arrested in Nairobi on Thursday October 18,2018 and arraigned before Resident Magistrate Justus Kituku.

Police had been given 14 days to detain him as investigations continued.

In the much publicized case involving Citizen TV journalist Jacque Maribe and her fiance Joseph Irungu alias ‘Jowie’, the suspect is alleged to have been with the 1st accused, Irungu, on the night of the incident.

Irungu and Maribe have since been charged with the murder of Monica Kimani whose body was found at her Kilimani apartment on September 19,2018.

The two pleaded not guilty

The matter is set for hearing on January 7, 2019.

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