In Summary

  • Maribe’s lawyer told the Judge that the prosecution did not adduce evidence linking her client to the death of the deceased
  • Prosecuting counsel submitted that Irungu was on material day seen entering the residence of Monica

The State has urged  the court to find and hold that former TV broadcaster  Jackie Maribe  and her Ex-boyfriend  Joseph  Irungu  aka Jowie were indeed  involved  in the murder  Monica  Kimani.

Prosecuting counsel, Mrs Gichui Gikui told Justice Grace Nzioka that the two were linked to gruesome murder of the deceased.

She submitted that Irungu was on material day seen entering the residence of Monica and proceeded to change his clothes

She said that Irungu had a gun on the fateful day and Maribe was aware.

The court was told that  mere denials  by Irungu  that he did  know  the deceased, the same  was demonstrated  by witnesses  who included  Monica’s brother  who told  court in his evidence  that Irungu  knew  her sister.

The two were linked to the gruesome murder of the deceased

The prosecutor  in giving  her final  submission  said that the gun that was used  was produced  before  the court and even  the DNA  report  showed  that the blood  stained  removed  from Irungu  indeed  matched  that of the deceased.

However  the Maribe’s lawyer  Katwa Kigen told the judge that the prosecution  did not adduce  evidence  linking  her client to the death  of the deceased, which could  have included  mobile  data, DNA  examination reports  among  others.

He said that on the material  day Jackie  Maribe  spent a day at the Citizen  studio  carrying  out interviews  until  midnight  when she joined  former  Nairobi Governor  Mike Sonko  at club Fourty-Fourty.

He further submitted that the mere fact that the two were cohabiting did not mean that they jointly participated in criminal activities.

The court will endeavor to deliver judgment on 6th October 2023.

By Rodgers Oduor

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