What you need to know:

  • Joseph Irungu alias Jowie has been convicted in the murder trial of businesswoman Monica Kimani.
  • Former TV anchor Jacque Maribe  acquitted of the murder charge

Joseph Irungu alias Jowie has been convicted in the murder trial of businesswoman Monica Kimani.

The high court ruled:
“Having considered the evidence in this matter it is the finding of this court that the prosecution has adduced adequate evidence and has met the threshold…. It is the finding of this court that the first accused person murdered the deceased,” ruled justice Grace Nzioka.
However, former TV anchor Jacque Maribe has been acquitted of the murder charge.
Justice Nzioka acquits her as she faults prosecution for preferring the wrong charge.
Judge said she faced at least 3 years for giving false information- which she wasn’t charged with.

Moments after the conviction the court stripped off Jowie’s bond terms

Justice Grace Nzioka on Friday, February 9 made the ruling revoking his bond terms as he was taken into custody pending his sentencing.

Justice Nzioka found that Jowie deliberately misled the court by denying any prior acquaintance with the late Monica Kimani, as she found conclusive evidence contradicting his assertions, establishing his prior knowledge of Monica Kimani before her tragic demise.

In 2023 during the trial, Jowie told the court that he never knew Kimani and never visited her city residence in Kilimani the night she was killed

While defending himself against allegations of murdering Monica, Jowie told Justice Nzioka that he was not at her house in Lamuria Gardens when she was killed in September 2018.

“I never visited Monica at her residence and l never talked to her since l did not know her. I knew her brother George Kimani,” Jowie told the court.

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