Fri. Apr 19th, 2019

Maribe, Jowie charged afresh over Monica’s murder

Journalist Jacque Maribe and Joseph Irungu alias Jowie in court on Wednesday, October 24, 2018. /COLLINS KEWU

Citizen TV anchor Jacque Maribe and her fiancé Joseph Irungu alias Jowie were charged afresh on Wednesday.  
The prosecution asked to amend the charge sheet.
Justice James Wakiaga allowed their application. The two have denied killing businesswoman Monica Kimani on September 19 at her  apartment in Kilimani.
The court adjourned the bail application hearing for 10 minutes to allow the defence lawyers to go through the pre-bail report for the two accused persons filed in court by the probation officer.
The court has, however, declined to enjoin a lobby group, “Empowering Africa Through Media” in the matter, saying they have not disclosed their interest in the case.
“If you wish to participate in the matter, come up with a proper application. For now, the affidavit filed in court is expunged,” the judge said.