Jacque Maribe freed on Sh1m cash bail, Jowie denied freedom

Maribe released

Citizen TV news anchor Jacque Maribe has been released on bail in the Monica Kimani murder case.

She was granted a cash bail of Sh1million with three sureties of similar amount.

Justice James Wakiaga ruled on Teusday that the prosecution did not prove that the journalist is a flight risk or is likely to abscond court appearance.

Maribe’s fiance Joseph Irungu alias Jowie, however, will remain in custody for the rest of the murder trial.

The Judge cited Jowie’s history with guns, saying the first accused would pose a risk by creating fear and intimidating witnesses or even fail to appear in court because he has no known fixed abode.

“Being a person with specialised security training, and having handle various guns, he would pose a risk by intimidating witnesses.”

“This court orders that the first accused person remains in custody for the period of his trial and must be accorded proper treatment,” Wakiaga ordered.

Justice Wakiaga further cited the prosecution’s argument that Jowie attempted suicide when he allegedly shot himself soon after the murder occurred at Monica’s house in Lamuria Gardens.

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