Mike Sonko with Jacque Maribe

Former Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko has broken his silence after journalist Jacque Maribe mentioned the Monica Kimani murder case.

On Thursday, Maribe told the Court that she was with Sonko and his handlers on the night Monica was killed.

She added that she only learned of Monica’s death while reading news on Citizen TV and she had never met or interacted with the slain businesswoman.

She indicated that she joined the governor and his two handlers after being hosted on Citizen TV for an interview.

The also mentioned that they stayed at the joint for hours before they were joined by his ex-lover Joseph Irungu alias Jowie.

 “Sonko asked me to wait and at his request, I stayed at the station until 10 pm then went to the longue with his two handlers," she stated.

Adding "I learnt about her death when I was reading a news bulletin. I urge this court to acquit me,”.

Maribe was hosting Citizen Briefs at 4 pm on September 21, where she read news of Monica's death.

Following the testimony, Sonko has issued a statement acknowledging that indeed he was with Maribe that night.

Jacque Maribe and Jowie

Here is Mike Sonko’s Narration:

"On this matter, if I'm summoned by the court, I’ll tell the truth and nothing but the truth. Na kwa mukhtasari tu I'm not the type of friend who disowns his friends at times of trouble.

“It’s true l was with Jackie Maribe at Citizen TV when I was being interviewed in the JKL show on the 19th of September 2018, from about 9:45 pm. I was accompanied by Chela Ruto, Hon. Juju, Hon. Nancy, Hon.

"Anita (huyu ni yule nilipea the late Hon. Ken Okoth akaweka ball. May his soul continue resting in peace) and other male friends by then Odhis, Show, Swaleh, Pinye, among others.

"After the show, I volunteered to take all those who were with me for kamvinyo and nyama choma kule Club Forty forty which belonged to my friend Allan Igambi formerly GM Serena, and Lilian Towers who was also present.

"Tulipiga sherehe kwanza mimi nilikuwa na piga Hennesiree Vsop na majiree na around 4am I left for home. Since hii Mushene was there from the day Jackie was arrested, I managed to download the CCTV ya the club

"Iko. However, I do not know Jowie Irungu, and I don't support his actions at all on that material day, and if it'd true he murdered Monica Kimani, let the law take its course. That's is all I wish to state. Upande wa mashtaka muko na swali kwa huyu shahidi. Ohhh ilikuwa ikakuwa, sijui mbirimbi, ukwaju, achari, kitumbua...,”

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