Journalist Jacque Maribe has been acquitted in the Monica Kimani murder case by Justice Grace Nzioka of the Milimani Law Courts on Friday, citing insufficient evidence.

Maribe, the second accused in the case that has spanned over five years, was cleared after Justice Nzioka deemed the charge against her as improper.

According to Justice Nzioka, the prosecution failed to provide enough evidence to convict Maribe of the murder of Monica Nyawira Kimani on the night of September 19, 2018. She emphasized that the investigating officer’s false statement by Maribe did not constitute an offense.

While the prosecution presented sufficient evidence to meet the threshold for the first accused, Joseph Irungu, also known as Jowie, Justice Nzioka concluded that Irungu was the perpetrator behind Kimani’s death, noting his prior acquaintance with her.

Monica Kimani’s body was discovered at her Lamuria Gardens Apartment in Kilimani, sparking the trial of Irungu and Maribe since 2018. The prosecution called 35 witnesses during the trial, while the defense opted not to present any witnesses.

Journalist Jacque Maribe has been acquitted in the Monica Kimani murder case by Justice Grace Nzioka of the Milimani Law Courts on Friday, citing insufficient evidence.

Maribe, the second accused in the case that has spanned over five years, was cleared after Justice Nzioka deemed the charge against her as improper.

According to Justice Nzioka, the prosecution failed to provide enough evidence to convict Maribe of the murder of Monica Nyawira Kimani on the night of September 19, 2018. She emphasized that the investigating officer’s false statement by Maribe did not constitute an offense.

While the prosecution presented sufficient evidence to meet the threshold for the first accused, Joseph Irungu, also known as Jowie, Justice Nzioka concluded that Irungu was the perpetrator behind Kimani’s death, noting his prior acquaintance with her.

Monica Kimani’s body was discovered at her Lamuria Gardens Apartment in Kilimani, sparking the trial of Irungu and Maribe since 2018. The prosecution called 35 witnesses during the trial, while the defense opted not to present any witnesses.

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