The Director of Public Prosecutions has approved charges against journalist Jacque Maribe and her fiance. “I have independently reviewed the evidence so far on record and Am satisfied that there exists a prima facie case to warrant criminal prosecution against the following individuals, for the offence: murder contrary to section 203 as read with section 204 of the penal code: Joseph Kuria Irungu alias Jowie and Jacqueline Wanjiru Maribe,” reads the statement from the DPP, Noordin M. Haji.

The duo, Jacque Maribe and Joseph Irungu were arraigned in Court, today, following the DPP’s directions that they be charged with the murder of Monica Kimani. High Court Judge Jessie Lessit deferred their plea taking to 15/10/18 to allow Maribe undergo a mental assessment.

Maribe will continue to be detained at the Langata Women’s remand prison while Irungu will be detained at Industrial area remand prison till Monday, 15/10/2018.

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