The ongoing murder trial of businesswoman Monica Kimani saw a claim by the prosecution that media personality Jacque Maribe may be going through depression following her trial in the case.
Maribe is charged alongside prime suspect Joseph 'Jowie' Irungu in the murder of Kimani.
The prosecution, led by Mwaniki, had told the court that during the previous court session, lawyer Katwa Kigen had indicated that she was depressed because of the time the case has taken.
“We have to know whether the second accused is mentally fit to follow the proceedings and to continue with the trial and confirm that she is not depressed,” Mwaniki told the court.
"If she is not well, we need to have a mental assessment since all the accused have to be mentally fit to continue with the trial."
The defence lawyer, however, dismissed the allegations, saying Maribe was fit unless the state was seeking an adjournment.
Nandwa said Katwa only said the case adversely affects his client.
“Whoever alleged insanity must prove, the accused is ready to stand trial and ready to proceed,” he said.
Justice Grace Nzioka however dismissed it.
The case was being heard by Justice James Wakiaga who was transferred. Both parties agreed that the matter continues from the last witness.
The prosecution said 15 witnesses have already testified and only 10 are remaining to conclude the case.
The two have denied the charges in the case and are out on bond.