Monica Kimani
The late Monica Kimani

The murder of Monica Kimani made – and still is making – headlines.

Monica was murdered in her posh Kilimani apartment last year in September.

Her body was discovered by her brother George Thuo who then called the dad, Paul Ngarama. In an interview he says he sensed the moment Monica died.

Ngarama rushed to Lamuria Gardens after the panicked phone call from his son.

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He said,

“I couldn’t believe what I saw. It was very painful to see her in that state. Her neck was slit and her hands and legs were tied. Her clothes were torn. The investigation team told me that she had been raped. I was told I fainted at the sight and was taken to the car.”

Speaking to Kikuyu Diaspora, a popular YouTube channel, Ngarama said,

“I left Monica in Juba and came to Kenya for an evangelism service. On that Wednesday we were had gathered at a church to pray for our country because a lot was going on at that time.”

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“During the overnight kesha, I was very disturbed and I heard God telling me to pray. While I prayed, I kept feeling weak, it’s like there was a severe struggle inside me. I didn’t know why I no longer had the strength to pray. At around 1, I couldn’t pray anymore and I think that was when Monica was killed.”

Ngarama continued,

“From 10pm to 11 pm I was feeling completely weak, I couldn’t pray, I felt so sick and people even asked me to go take a nap and relax. When I went to church on Thursday morning in Maguguni, Thika East, I felt the urge to pray. At 8 am my son George called me and told me that he couldn’t reach Monica. It was very unusual for her not to pick up calls or call back. I told them to let her rest because she had just travelled. At 9 am my son called again as he had gone to check on Monica, the TV was on, the water was running but she was not opening the door.”

George and the caretaker broke into the house only to find her dead. Her body had been dumped in the bathtub.

The main suspect for her murder is Joseph ‘Jowie’ Irungu who was granted bail of Ksh 2m or a bond of Ksh 3m by Justice Wakiaga.

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