Jacque Maribe and Jowie in court
Maribe and Joe in first court

Jacque Maribe’s fiance Joseph Irungu popularly known as Jowie is in hot soup.

Police reports indicate that Jowie, the main suspect in Monica Kimani’s murder used an identification card belonging to Dominic Bisela to access her apartment, Lamuria Gardens off Dennis Pritt.

Jowie, who was dressed in a kanzu and a cap that night, presented the ID at the gate to the night guard before he was allowed in.

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Dominic, a security guard with Lavington Security, was later arrested at his Kibera home by detectives and he revealed what happened. He told the police that two days before Monica was murdered, he was invited by a friend to a construction (mjengo) job at Royal Park Estate in Lang’ata where Jacque and Jowie lived.

According to Bisela, he surrendered his ID at the gate as it is customary for construction workers to leave their identity cards at the gate with the site guard.

Kenyan ID card

But after he was done with the day’s work and it was time to leave, he was shocked when he was told by the guard that his ID was missing. Bisela had no choice but leave his mobile phone number and asked the site management to call him in case they found it.

8.45pmAnother man, dressed in a pair of jeans, a grey hoodie, a cap and a white kanzu, arrives, hugs Monica and goes straight to the kitchen then returns with a glass of wine. He introduces himself as Joe who they later come to know is Joseph Irungu aka Jowie Joe, Jacque Maribe’s fiance.

At the gate, Joe registered himself as “Dominic Kamau” and had an identification card with the above names.

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DCI boss George Kinoti told the Nairobian;

Bisela did not find his ID in the evening after completing duty at the construction site. He informed the guard to be on the lookout for the card just in case it had been misplaced from the rest of the IDs.

Both Jacque Maribe and Jowie are in remand until Monday when they will take pleas for the murder of businesswoman Monica Kimani.

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