Joseph Irungu, alias Jowie, is the main suspect in the murder of businesswoman Monica Kimani.
Monica was killed by having her throat slit ear to ear and her body was then dumped in a bathtub at her Kilimani apartment with her hands tied behind her back and legs tied together.
She met her untimely death on the 19th of this month.
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Jowie, who was arrested before Monica was laid to rest, is still in police custody as police continue with the investigations over Monica’s murder. Well, latest investigations by police reveal that after butchering Monica, Jowie, who’s Jacque Maribe’s fiance made calls and sent distress messages to four of his friends ‘seeking advice. on an issue that was disturbing him’.
According to the Standard, analysis of Jowie’s mobile phone communication shows that several hours after leaving Monica’s apartment, he called and sent messages to four different people believed to be his friends.
A police officer, who sought anonymity told the Standard that;
Among others, the suspect made calls and sent texts to some of his friends seeking their advice on an issue that is under probe for now. He then switched off his phone until the following day.
Although Jowie’s friends’ identities have been concealed, police said that they would be prosecuted in case the prime suspect had told them about the crime he committed.
According to sources, Monica Kimani had a lot of cash when she arrived in the country from Juba Sudan and hence the reason why she was killed. The killers wanted to take the cash from her.
Also, a taxi driver who picked Monica from the airport and dropped her at her apartment in Kilimani was questioned by the police.
The 28-year-old who was described by her family as a hardworking woman was running the family business, Milly Paul General TradingLtd, which was started by her father, who was a well-known newspaper vendor in South Sudan before he started a church in the war-torn country.
The company provides cleaning services and Monica made a killing out of it as she always led a flashy lifestyle.
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Another police officer told the standard that another reason as to why Monica was killed could be that of a love triangle.
The theories, among other issues, form a basis of our probe as we look for the motive.