Jacque Maribe Wanted by Police in Monica Kimani's Murder Probe

  • Police in Nairobi are looking for Citizen TV journalist Jacque Maribe as more details emerge in the probe on the murder of Monica Kimani.

    The officers handling the investigations into the murder have not been able to find the journalist after the arrest of the main suspect, Joe Irungu, who is her lover.

    The detectives want Jacque to record a statement on critical areas that would help unearth the dark side of the murder while her fiance spends some ten more days at Muthaiga police cells.

    On Wednesday, Jacque is reported to have been missing from her workplace. According to officers at the centre of the probe, several attempts to reach her on phone were unsuccessful as calls went unanswered.

    The journalist with her lover gave police contradicting information concerning an alleged attack that left Irungu, the main suspect, with a gunshot wound.

    Officers say the two stated that the gunshot wound was treated at Kijabe Mission Hospital conflicting with an account stating that he was taken to Lang'ata Hospital.

    A Toyota Allion salon car believed to have been used by the main suspect (Joe Irungu) in his visit to Monica's house, officers confirmed, is registered in Jacque Maribe's name.

    After arresting her fiance on Tuesday morning, in the evening the officers returned to their house at Royal Park Estate, Lang'ata but Jacque was missing.

    The police found a live bullet of a pistol at the house where the duo has been living. Earlier they had claimed that gunmen attacked them in the house but they changed the account saying the attack was outside their home.

    After several unanswered calls, the officers opted to leave Jacque Maribe a message informing her that she is required to record a statement in relation to the murder case.

    The officer investigating the matter, Maxwell Otieno, on Wednesday successfully convinced a Kiambu court to grant the prosecution more days to complete the investigations into the gruesome murder.

    Otieno asked for two weeks but the court only allowed him to hold Jacque Maribe's fiance for ten more days at the Muthaiga police cells.

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