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Joseph Irungu, alias Jowie, was Friday found guilty of Monica Kimani murder, while his co-accused and alleged lover Jacque Maribe was left off the hook.
In her ruling, Judge Nzioka made 13 findings that implicated both Irungu and Maribe, but then exonerated Maribe of the murder charge, saying she was instead guilty of lying to a public officer, but could not be convicted of that since she had not been charged with that offence.
The court rejected Irungu’s defense that he didn’t know Monica before her death, which Judge Nzioka said was “an insincere, untenable afterthought”, saying he lied.
Thefurther court found that Dominic Bisera’s identity card, which Jowie used to gain access to Monica’s residence at Lamuria Garden Apartments, had been stolen two days before the murder. It also ruled that the witnesses corroborated their evidence regarding the clothes Irungu was wearing on the night of the murder.
Simillarly, that the evidence proved that Irungu was in the vicinity of Monica’s house on the night of the murder, and that he, Irungu was at Monica’s house on the material date and was the last person seen with her. It wasl ruled that Mr. Irungu had a gun with the intention of bridling Monica.
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