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Bail ruling for Citizen TV’s Maribe and Jowie set for Tuesday

Justice James Wakiaga set the date for Tuesday, October 30 after the two pleaded afresh to the charge of murdering Monica Kimani, jointly with others not before court/CFM NEWS

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 30 – The bail ruling for Citizen TV journalist Jacque Maribe and her co-accused Joseph Irungu alias ‘Jowie’ is set for Tuesday.

This is after the two pleaded afresh to the charge of murdering Monica Kimani, jointly with others not before court.

Lawyer Katwa Kigen has pleaded with the court to free Maribe, saying her application should be considered separately from that of her co-accused, Jowie.

While Jowie’s lawyers pleaded to have him freed on bail, the prosecution described him as a flight risk because of his previous stay in Dubai and that he is a danger to himself because he had tried to kill himself.

During the proceedings, Justice Wakiaga also declined to admit a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) known as Empowerment Through Media in the case, saying proper procedure was not used.

The NGO filed an affidavit through journalist Josiah Murigu who argued that the investigation against Maribe was shoddy.

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