• Jowie has told the court that he will call one witness to defend him.
• Jackie will call four witnesses to defend her. She will also take the stand to defend herself.
Jacque Maribe and Jowie Irungu have each been put on defense in the murder case of businesswoman Monica Kimani.
Justice Grace Nzioka on Wednesday afternoon said the prosecution has adduced evidence to put them on defense.
“I am satisfied that the prosecution has adduced evidence requiring to put each of the two accused persons on their defense,” the court ruled.
Jowie has told the court that he will call one witness to defend him. Jacque will call four witnesses to defend her. She will also take the stand to defend herself.
The court has heard testimonies from 35 witnesses.
The state had urged the court to put both Maribe and Jowie on defence arguing that there was sufficient evidence adduced to prove that they killed Monica.
Assistant DPP Gikui Gichuhi said Maribe and Jowie were principal offenders, had a common intention and acted in concert to eliminate the deceased person.
The two were charged in 2018 for the murder of Monica who was found dead at her house in Lamuria Gardens.