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Kassaine due in court in Monica’s murder case

Kassaine was being investigated for illegal possession of a gun which the prime suspect in the murder, Joseph Irungu alias Jowie used in an apparent suicide bid/FILE

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 11 – Brian Kassaine, the third suspect detained following the murder of Monica Kimani is expected to be arraigned in court on Thursday.

Kassaine was being investigated for illegal possession of a gun which the prime suspect in the murder, Joseph Irungu alias Jowie used in an apparent suicide bid, two days after Monica’s murder at her apartment in Kilimani.

Detectives investigating the case are understood to have struck a deal with Kassaine to testify against Jowie and his fiancée Jacque Maribe of Citizen TV – who were arraigned in court Tuesday.

The two are due back in court on Monday next week to plead to murder charges over Monica’s killing.

Maribe is remanded at the Lang’ata Women’s Prison while Jowie is detained at the Industrial Area Prison in Nairobi.

Jowie’s lawyer Cliff Ombeta had complained that he had not received medical treatment for a bullet wound sustained during an attempted suicide despite orders issued by a Kiambu court when he was first arraigned two weeks ago.

Jowie and Maribe were arraigned in court following approval by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji who is satisfied with evidence gathered by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) to prosecute the couple.

They are accused of murdering Monica Kimani at her apartment in Kilimani in what is linked to money she was carrying on arrival from Juba, South Sudan.

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