Lady Justice Grace Nzioka postponed the Monica Kimani murder case verdict, involving Joseph Irungu alias Jowie and Jacque Maribe, from January 26, 2024, to March 15, 2024, citing Maribe’s sudden illness. The case has been active since 2018, with Jowie as the main murder suspect and Jacque Maribe as an accomplice.
28-year-old Monica Kimani was killed in her Lamuria Garden apartment in Kilimani on the night of September 19, 2018, shortly after her arrival in the country from South Sudan.
Initially set for October 6, 2023, the judgment has faced multiple delays. A new date of December 15, 2023, was then set, only to be deferred once more to January 26, 2024 and now to mid-March.
“The court is available to give judgement on Friday, March 15”The Naivasha-based judge said.
Monica Kimani Murder Trial Judgement Adjourned
During the latest court session, Jowie Irungu was present, but Jacque Maribe‘s lawyer, Katwa Kigen, informed the court of her indisposition and requested an adjournment. The State prosecutor, Gakoe Gichuhi, acknowledged the uncontrollable nature of sickness but insisted on seeing medical evidence. Jacque Maribe expressed her intention to recover within seven days.
Lady Justice Nzioka granted the adjournment to March 15, emphasizing that Jacque Maribe had previously sought postponements on two occasions during the trial.
“I will allow the adjournment but make an observations. The second accused was previously unavailable as she was unwell- we are not condemning her. And also traveled to UgandaShe noted.
Jacque Maribe Travel Plans
Suspiciously, a few days before her illness on the January 26 judgement day, Jacque Maribe made a post for weekend travel plans to Qatar. While she later took it down, netizens were left wondering whether she knew something about the Monica Kimani murder case judgement, that they were not privy to.
By Vivian K.