Maribe questioned over Monica Kimani killing,Though TV girl not a suspect

Maribe questioned over Monica Kimani killing,Though TV girl not a suspect

BY  JOAN WANJIKU/KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,27TH SEPT 2018-Detectives  on Thursday questioned Citizen TV anchor Jacque Maribe as a part of the  ongoing probe into the murder of Monica Kimani .

Maribe was summoned by detectives at Kilimani Police Station but was later taken to the DCI headquarters on Kiambu Road.

She was in the company of two family members and her lawyer Katwa Kigen.

Even though Police say  that they are not treating Maribe as a suspect in the murder but are interested to get more information from her on the shooting her boyfriend Joseph Irungu also known as  Jowie claims occurred near their house in Lang’ata a day after the woman was killed.
The  body of the woman was found in a bathtub in Nairobi’s Kilimani area last week

The journalist also took her fiancé to hospital after the alleged incident.

Detectives also found a live bullet under their bed but did not find a gun.

“We are looking for that gun…” a detective involved in the probe told Capital FM News.

Police are detaining her vehicle which was dusted for evidence by scenes of crimes personnel from the DCI Headquarters because it was used by her boyfriend on the day he is accused to have killed the woman.

Jowie was arraigned in court on Wednesday but did not plead to the charged after police were granted 10 days to finalise the probe.

“The officers are trying to compile as much evidence as possible. We need both circumstantial evidence and application of science so that we can have a more comprehensive case to present before a court,” the Kilimani Police boss told journalists on Thursday.

Early Thursday, detectives started the probe by dusting Maribe’s vehicle at Kilimani Police Station where they took samples for analysis at the Government Chemist.

They then proceeded to the scene of crime – the apartment where Kimani was residing for further collection of evidence.

Police plan to  extend the investigation  to South Sudan where Kimani had arrived from hours before she met her death.She had been running a family business in the youngest country in Africa

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