Joseph Irungu alias Jowie, the main suspect in the murder of businesswoman Monica Kimani, told the court that he did not know his alleged victim.
Jowie made the statement on Thursday, 11th May. Despite the prosecution saying that certain witnesses told that Jowie had been with Monica on the night she was killed.
One of the witnesses testified in court and stated that Jowie was with Monica at her house in Lamuria Gardens on the night of September 19th, 2018.
The witness identified Jowie in court as the person he had met that day. A guard from Lamuria Gardens also identified Jowie in court. But Jowie adamantly denied knowing Monica.
The prosecution produced three videos obtained from Jowie’s phone. But Jowie still insisted that Monica was a total stranger to him. And that the videos might have been sent by a third party.
Irungu maintained that he did not know Monica let alone visiting her house. Even though Monica’s DNA profile was generated from a Brown pair of shorts collected at Jowie’s house in Langata.
Jowie told the trial judge that his short was brown in color and not the sage green produced by the investigating team.
The proceedings further revealed that Jowie was called by a number belonging to Monica on that fateful night.
Jowie further admitted that he lied to the police regarding a gunshot wound in his left shoulder.
The suspect had told the investigating team that he sustained the wound following an assault by thugs. But on Thursday, he claimed that he accidentally shot himself in the arm following an argument between him and his ex Jacque Maribe.
By Wanjiru Mbaru