Former Citizen TV news anchor Jacque Maribe exited Milimani Law Court with a sense of relief as the High Court acquitted her in the murder case of businesswoman Monica Kimani. Addressing a packed courtroom on Friday, February 9, Lady Justice Grace Nzioka stated that the prosecution had not successfully proven Maribe’s guilt.
Jacque Maribe was accused of committing the offence and aided or abetted Joseph Irungu aka Jowie to commit the offence on September 19, 2018, at Lamuria Garden, Nairobi.
Justice Nzioka said the court was strongly convinced that Jowie was guilty, it agreed that the prosecution failed to place Jacque Maribe at the scene of the crime, have knowledge of the deceased, or have linkage to the murder.
“There was no evidence that she had ever communicated with the deceased. The evidence that the prosecution has brought before this court on the second accused person relates to events of September 20, 2018, and that is the shooting incident,” said Justice Nzioka.
Jacque Maribe reading Monica’s murder news goes Viral
Moments after her acquittal, a video of Jacque Maribe, then a rising star at Citizen TV has made its way to social media platforms.
The video has been shared again by multiple users, each offering their own perspectives on the issue. In the footage, Maribe can be seen reporting on the police in Nairobi launching an investigation into the tragic murder of the businesswoman, which deeply impacted the nation.
Maribe reported that Monica’s brother made a wellness check after she went silent while texting, only to find her dead with her head chopped off. Monica’s family questioned at the time why their daughter was killed, adding that she was the family’s bright star. Watch the viral video here…