Joe Irungu

Jowie Joe, whose real name is Joseph Kuria Irungu has been arrested after being linked to the death of Monica Nyawira Kimani. Jowie recently made headlines after proposing to Citizen TV news anchor Jacque Maribe. The two are long time lovers and were said to be getting married very soon.

Jacque Maribe
Jowie on his knee proposing to Jacque Maribe

Monica was found dead on Thursday in her Kilimani estate apartments where she was living alone. She was found inside a bathtub, tied and her throat had been slit.

The 29-year-old had just come from South Sudan where she managed a family business. Data shows that Jowie communicated with the late, picked her from the airport and drove her to the apartment where she was found dead.

Joe’s mobile phone was traced to the house where Monica was found dead.

Monica Kimani suspected to have been killed by Jowie
The late Monica Kimani

Before her death, Monica was scheduled to travel to Dubai where the suspect works as a guard.

Maribe on the other hand has admitted that she drove her fiance to the hospital after a gun wound. Joe reported to the Lang’ata police station that he had been shoot by unkown people but police say there were no gunshots reported on the night he says he was shot.

Jacque Maribe's fiance Jowie
The suspect

A neighbour says he saw a man dressed in a Kanzu get out of Monica’s house.

Jacque Maribe’s fiance Joe Irungu a person of interest in murder of Monica Kimani