• The trial was adjourned by Judge Grace Nzioka to July 18, 2022, after Maribe's defense attorneys claimed she was ill and unable to appear in court.
The High Court in Nairobi has postponed the case's hearing because journalist Jacque Maribe, one of the defendants in the murder of businesswoman Monica Kimani, became ill.
The trial was adjourned yesterday by Judge Grace Nzioka to July 18, 2022, after Maribe's defense attorneys claimed she was ill and unable to appear in court.
She was being treated at the Imenti Medical Center in Nairobi, and the court was informed of this.
“She has been appearing in court without fail and has been traumatized by this case as indicated earlier. Give her a benefit of doubt,” said defence lawyer Prof Hassan Nandwa.
Wangui Gichuhi, the case prosecutor, requested that a warrant of arrest be issued against Maribe on the basis that there were no documents presented regarding the alleged illness.
“We sympathize with her position but it has put us in a difficult position because no document in relation to the illness or the manner of treatment,” said Gichuhi.
Gichuhi said she was prepared to move through with the trial and that Chief Inspector Maxwell Otieno, the principal investigator of the murder incident, was scheduled to continue giving his testimony.
On September 19, 2018, Monicah's body was found dumped in her bath tab at her posh residence in Kilimani's Lamuria Gardens Apartment, off Dennis Pritt Road.
Her hands and legs were bound. her neck was slip ear to ear.
She had just jetted in from Juba, Sudan where she was conducting various business ventures.