• The state wants both Jowie and Maribe to be put on their defense for the murder of the late Monica.
• The state has also told the court to consider the blood-stained short which is alleged to belong to Jowie was presented to the court
Joseph Irungu alias Jowie who is charged with the murder of businesswoman Monica Kimani told her brother he would help him find the people who killed her.
Jowie is charged alongside his former fiancée Jacque Maribe with the murder of Monica on September 18 2019.
In submissions filed in court, the DPP through Assistant DP Gikui Gichuhi has told the court that after Monica’s death, he called Jowie for help since he knew that he had security contacts.
“At no time did Jowie tell his friend (Monica’s brother) that he had been with the deceased on the said night instead maliciously told the brother that he will assist him to find the culprits,” the submissions read in part.
Gichuhi further claims that it was only when one of the witnesses who were in the house informed the brother that Jowie had been with Monica that night did he find out the truth.
The state wants both Jowie and Maribe to be put on their defence for the murder of the late Monica.
The court has also been told to consider the evidence which showed that the DNA profile generated from the pillow, walking closet and rear seat matched the DNA profile generated from beaco swab labelled Joseph Kuria Irungu.
Gichuhi also says that a protected witness who was a security guard and Lamuria Garden Apartments on that night placed Jowie at the scene saying he saw him go to Monica’s apartment.
“He indicated to the security guards that he was visiting house number A8. He was requested by the guards to leave his identification details and he gave out an ID card in the name of “Dominic Bisera Haron”,” the submissions read.
The witness said the person who identified himself as Haron was dressed in a white Kanzu, a grey coat and a maroon cap which she identified during the hearing.
She indicated the entry and exit time of ‘Haron’ from the premises as 2021hrs and 2331 respectively.
The state has also told the court to consider the blood-stained short which is alleged to belong to Jowie was presented to the court
The government chemist expert told the court that there was a small blood stain found on Jowie’s shorts which matched that of the blood sample of the late Monica.
However, in his submissions filed in court, Jowie through lawyer Hassan Nandwa said an officer had told the court that he found the DNA of an unknown male in Monica’s house.
Jowie said the officer from the government chemist said he conducted DNA analysis on the items collected from Monica's house.
They included samples from glasses, fridges, clothes, leftover food, and gloves found in the bathroom and his conclusion was Jowie's DNA was not present on any of those items.
Jowie said the prosecution had not proven that he committed the crime of killing the deceased