DNA tests and fingerprint analysis have clearly implicated Joseph ‘Jowie’ Irungu at the scene of the murder of Monica Kimani.
DNA tests on semen found on the slain girl, and other samples from under her nails, confirmed with a 99.9 per cent accuracy that they belonged to Irungu, which implies Irungu had raw sex with the victim before the murder.
Other samples, including bloodstained fingerprints, matched 99 per cent those collected from Irungu, police who now say they have sufficient evidence and are now working on the witnesses.
Other samples with similar findings had been dusted from an adhesive tape that was found covering Monica’s mouth, a rope used to tie her hands, and the bathtub. The bloodstains were found on a sofa set.
The investigators said fingerprints lifted from Monica’s body also matched those of Irungu.
Police believe the killer used a knife that is yet to be found to cut Monica’s throat and immersed the woman’s two mobile phones in water. The phones, which were recovered and analyzed, gave crucial information. Pieces of cloth subjected to forensic tests also provided crucial clues, police said.
The Standard reports that images captured by police cameras of the car Irungu used from Denis Pritt Road to his Lang’ata residence showed that the driver was in the company of another man. The second person has yet to be identified. Police have also yet to know the motive of the murder but said they suspected it could be money.
The detectives said they planned to extend the probe to the South Sudan capital for more information. Police said they also wanted to confirm claims that Kasaine had been to Juba.
The officers said they had received a tip that the businessman had been in Juba days earlier. The officers are also profiling his businesses as part of the probe.
Kasaine was arrested after it was established that Irungu had used his gun in a suicide attempt in Maribe’s house at Royal Park Estate in Lang’ata on September 21, hours after Monica’s body was found.
“Preliminary investigations have established that Irungu was seen in the company of another person near the crime scene, referred to Para Two. “The identity of the person seen with Irungu has yet to be established, but the investigating team is following leads that the unidentified person could be the respondent herein,” reads a police affidavit on Kasaine.
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