Monica Kimani’s family have come out to explain that they had known about the interest that Joe had in their daughter.
Ms. Nyawira’s family said the two had been communicating on social media before they met recently at Westlands, Nairobi.
Mr. George Thiru Kimani, revealed that his sister had informed him that the Joe had wanted to have an intimate affair with him but that she was reluctant. He told the Nation:
The two were mutual friends and mostly communicated on Facebook and through Instagram. There was nothing intimate: Irungu admired my sister but she did not take him seriously as she had a boyfriend.￼
In the same interview Monica’s father, Bishop Paul Ng’arama, of the Rebuilding Apostolic Mission Church said that his daughter was a “morally upright and hardworking child.” Her father had previously written on social media that:
MY ONLY DAUGHTER, MY ANGEL, MY FRIEND, FATHER AND DAUGHTER, SURELY I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU LEFT US, THOSE WHO CUT SHORT YOUR LIFE MUST BE FACE THE FULL WRATH OF GOD, R. I. P MY ANGEL GIRL.
He also added when speaking of Joe Irungu:
THIS IS THE MURDERER WHO KILLED MY DAUGHTER MONICA NYAWIRA KIMANI NGARAMA, THERE IS NO PEACE FOR THE WICKED THEY SHALL BE CUT OFF.
Monica Kimani was found dead in the bathtub of her home with her throat slit with Jacque Maribe’s fiance Joe Irungu, has been linked to the murder.