Jowie Irungu has been found guilty of the murder of businesswoman Monica Kimani.
“Having considered the evidence in this matter it is the finding of this court that the prosecution has adduced adequate evidence and has met the threshold…. It is the finding of this court that the first accused person murdered the deceased,” ruled justice Grace Nzioka.
Former TV news anchor Jacque Maribe, who was charged alongside Irungu, has been acquitted of the murder charge.
On Maribe, Justice Nzioka ruled: “It is my considered view that the charge brought against the second accused person (Jacque Maribe) was not the proper charge.”
Monica Kimani was found murdered at her apartment in Nairobi in September 2018. The businesswoman had just arrived in the country from South Sudan before she was found murdered in her bathtub.
After investigations were launched into the matter, police arrested Jowie with police accusing the security personnel of murdering the businesswoman.
According to the police, Jowie was among the last people to be with the businesswoman in her apartment.
10 days after the murder incident, Maribe was arrested by police, with the former journalist accused of taking part in the murder.
35 witnesses testified in the case that has been in court for over five years