The main perpetrator of the murder of businesswoman Monica Kimani, Joseph Irungu aka Jowie will know his fate on Wednesday next week, March 13, after the court adjourned his sentence on Friday.

Judge Grace Nzioka, who has been dealing with the serious case, gave the decision after finding out that important documents that could help the court reach its final decision were submitted late. The High Court was expected to hand down its verdict against Jowie on Friday, March 8, after he was found guilty of Monica’s murder.

This is after he was found guilty of murder in a decision given by Judge Grace Nzioka on February 9, ending the murder case that started in 2018. The court in Nairobi ruled that the prosecution presented sufficient evidence and proved beyond doubt that Jowie killed Monica.

Journalist Jacque Maribe, who was charged with Irungu, was however acquitted of murder, with the judge saying that the charge of murder was not the correct charge that the prosecution would have proposed against him. In Maribe’s case, the judge decided that the evidence presented by the prosecution against him did not place him in the house of the deceased on the night of the murder, a move that led to him being acquitted of murder charges.

The judge however said that Maribe was wrong to give false information to the detectives. In relation to this offence, the judge said that it is the responsibility of the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions to decide what action should be taken against her.

March 8, 2024

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