- Jowie told trial judge Grace Nzioka that the gun he had belonged to a neighbour by the name Brian Nkasaine
- He said that he gave false information because he was not licensed to hold firearm and it belonged to neighbour
The first accused person in the murder of Monica Kimani Joesph Kuria Irungu a.k.a Jowie has admitted that he had a gun which never belong to him.
Jowie told trial judge Grace Nzioka that the gun he had belonged to a neighbour by the name Brian Nkasaine.
He told the court that Nkasaine gave him the gun on ground that he had quarrels with the wife and did want to have the firearm in the house.
He further said that the gun went off and he got shot on the chest.
Why he lied
The accused while being cross examined by State prosecutor Gakui Gishui admitted that he lied to the police that he was shot by thugs.
He said that he gave false information because he was not licensed to hold firearm and it belonged to neighbour.
According to Jowie at the time gun went off Jackie Maribe his co accused was not present.
He further admitted that items collected from his house by the police belonged to him, which included a brown khaki short.
The brown khaki short according to the prosecution had blood stains and upon being subjected to forensic examination, the results showed blood belonged to Monica Kimani.
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Monica is not known to me
Despite the accused denying that he did not know Monica,the prosecution produced videos, phone calls and photos showing his movements on fateful day and three other people he spoke to including a phone contact registered under Monica Kimani’s now the deceased name.
One of the videos produced by the prosecutor showed the accused holding a gun.
Irungu and maribe are charged with offence of murder against Monica Kimani and after the hearing of the prosecution witnesses,the two were found liable to the offence and the court ruled that they had a case to answer and subsequently put to their defence
Maribe is expected to give her defense this afternoon.
By Rodgers Oduor