In the Monicah Kimani’s murder case, Brian Kassaine, one of the suspects has been freed after spending eleven days in custody.
On Thursday 10th October, the court however ordered Kassaine to be reporting to the Directorate of Criminal investigations (DCI) every Thursday. Principal magistrate Justus Kituku ordered him to appear before the detectives without delays for further probe into the killing.
He was further directed to deposit his passport within the next 48 hours. The magistrate said;
“…failure to comply with the orders, the police will be at liberty to seek warrant of arrest on the same,”
Kassaine is TV Journalist Jacque Maribe’s neighbour. The latter and her fiance Joseph Irungu are the prime suspects in the case.
Kassine was arrested on September 29 after police raided his house in Lang’ata estate in Nairobi. As It is said that Jowie attempted suicide at his fiance Jackie Maribe’s house using a gun that allegedly belongs to Kassaine.
He said that Irungu had on September 11 borrowed his Ceska pistol for “training”, but the gun had no bullets.
Kassaine said he was at his Royal Park estate house in Langata on September 21 when he was woken up at around midnight by someone knocking his gate.
The Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji directed that Jacque Maribe and Joseph Irungu be charged with murder.
Maribe has since been remanded at the Lang’ata Women’s Prison as she awaits a mental assessment to be conducted before taking plea.
Irungu on the other hand is at the Industrial Area Remand Prison and will be back in court with Maribe on October 15 at the Kiambu Law court.