Jacque Maribe and fiance Joseph Irungu to remain in custody for another week

TV journalist Jacque Maribe and her fiance Joseph Irungu alias Jowie will remain in custody until October 15 when their bail application will be determined.

The two are implicated in the murder of businesswoman Monica Kimani.

Justice Jessie Lessit making the ruling on Tuesday,  said the two will take plea on that day.

Lessit directed Maribe to be detained at Lang’ata Women’s Prison from where she will be taken for a  mental assessment at Mathare Mental Hospital. Jowie will be detained at Industrial Area Remand Prison.

“We are ready to take the plea today and have no objection to the mental assessment being taken later on,” Maribe’s lawyer Katwa Kigen said.

Maribe has been implicated in the gory murder of businesswoman Monica Kimani by her conduct and association with prime suspect Jowie.

DPP Noordin Haji ordered Maribe and her fiance be charged with the murder of businesswoman Monica Kimani.

“I have reviewed the evidence so far on record and I am satisfied that there exists a prima facie case to warrant criminal prosecution against them,” Haji said in a statement on Tuesday.

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