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TV presenter’s car dusted for evidence in Monica Kimani’s murder probe

The Toyota Allion vehicle was impounded and taken to Kilimani Police Station because it is the one Maribe’s fiance Joseph Irungu alias Jowie used on the fateful night, when he is accused to have killed the woman/CFM NEWS

NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 27 – Scenes of crimes personnel from the DCI headquarters have dusted a car belonging to Citizen TV Presenter Jacque Maribe for evidence in the murder of Monica Kimani – the woman murdered in Kilimani last week.

The Toyota Allion was impounded and taken to Kilimani Police Station because it is the one Maribe’s fiance Joseph Irungu alias Jowie used on the fateful night, when he is accused to have killed Monica.

Police in Kilimani have also confirmed that Maribe has been summoned to record a statement in which she is required to clarify some issues based on what the suspect told police.

“She’s coming…” a senior detective based at Kilimani told Capital FM News.

Police have said that they are not treating Maribe as a suspect in the murder but are interested to get more information from her on the shooting her boyfriend claims occurred at her house in Lang’ata or outside the compound, a day after the woman was killed.

Monica was killed in her house at the apartments located in Kilimani, and her body was found in a bathtub.

Police also visited the deceased’s house in Kilimani for further dusting.

Irungu was arraigned in court Tuesday and police have been given 10 days to complete the investigation.

Investigating officers cited fears of interference in their application for custodial orders.

The probe is set to be extended to South Sudan where the deceased spent her last hours before being murdered in her apartment in Kilimani

The suspect was arrested on Tuesday following the murder of Monica last week.

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Kimani had just arrived from South Sudan, with reports indicating she had gone to monitor “family businesses there.”

Police however want to ascertain the exact activities and whether it has anything to do with her murder.

Already, “people of interest” have been identified and will be recording statements.

“The investigators also intend to extend the investigation to South Sudan where the deceased is said to have come from on the fateful day to interview and record statements from witnesses who have crucial information regarding the diseased’s activities there,” reads the detective’s statement.

Already police have taken DNA samples from the scene of crime and want to match with those of the suspect.

Police believe the suspect was with other accomplices who are still at large.

Jowie, police say, was positively identified by several witnesses who said he was in the suspect’s house on the fateful night.

Data retrieved from police integrated command, control and communication (IC3) and on his mobile phone shows that Jowie at the scene of crime – an apartment in Kilimani estate.

Police say they have also confirmed that Jowie used a fake identity card at the main gate, and was wearing a kanzu when he visited, suggesting he may have had a bad motive.

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The suspect was being treated in Kijabe Mission Hospital in Kiambu County.

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