Maribe ordered to undergo mental evaluation before taking plea on 15th October


By Brian Itava

Television journalist Jacque Maribe will go through a mental examination at Mathare hospital before being transported to the lang’ata women’s prison later.

This development emerged Tuesday morning when the journalist was arraigned in court to answer to the charges of murder.

Her case took a new twist on Tuesday hours before she was taken to court when the director of public prosecution Noordin Hadji ordered for Maribe to be charged with the murder of the 29-year-old business woman Monica Kimani. Maribe appeared before the court alongside her fiancé Joseph Irungu alias jowie.

According to a statement sent to news outlets early today, the DPP says that he has independently reviewed the evidence linking Maribe and Irungu to the gruesome murder of Miss Monica.

“…I have independently reviewed the evidence so far on record and found that there is sufficient evidence to warrant charges against the two…,” read the statement in part.

Joseph Irungu will also be examined mentally and also be treated from a paralyzed arm that was numb by the time the duo were before High Court judge Justice Jessie Lesiit

Monica, who was found dead in her apartment, in Kilimani area was buried last week at her home in Gilgil. Her family have since demanded justice for their slain daughter and sister.


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