Govt Releases Damning DNA Results in Jowie's Murder Case

  • Jacque Maribe and Joseph Irungu at Milimani law courts on Tuesday 9 October, 2018. Twitter
  • The government, through its pathologists, on Wednesday, November 20, released DNA results linking Joseph Irungu, aka Jowie, to the murder of businesswoman Monica Kimani.

    Findings that were presented in court, according to Citizen TV, confirmed that Jowie had interacted with the late Monica during her last moments.

    The government pathologists revealed that the state had collected 73 samples from the scene of the crime including being buccal swabs of Jowie and Jacque Maribe.

    The report showed that Jowie's buccal swab matched with samples from a pillow and a rear seat.

    Jowie Irungu, a murder suspect in Monica Kimani's murder at Kamiti Maximum Security Prison on June 5, 2019.
    Jowie Irungu, a murder suspect in Monica Kimani's murder at Kamiti Maximum Security Prison on June 5, 2019.

    The findings also dragged two more unidentified people to the scene of the crime.

    The pathologist is set to be cross-examined at Millimani Law Courts on Thursday, November 22.

    Since the case kicked off, three witnesses,  a government pathologist, a police constable, and Lee Omondi, a friend of the late Kimani.

    Omondi, on Tuesday, November 19, alleged that Joseph Irungu alias Jowie was the last person left with her.

    Omondi told the court that he left the deceased in the company of Jowie at her Lamuria Gardens Apartments, on the fateful night.

    Further, he stated that Jowie introduced himself as a security person working with Interpol and at the Office of The President.

    “Joe is the one I left at Monica’s place the night she was killed. He even offered to get me a firearm,” the court heard at the time.

    Jacque Maribe and Joseph Irungu at Milimani law courts on October 17, 2018.
    Jacque Maribe and Joseph Irungu at Milimani law courts on October 17, 2018.