On friday, Judge Grace Nzioka ruled out that Jowie Irungu killed Monica Kimani.
Delivering the ruling , Judge Grace Nzioka said the prosecution provided sufficient evidence and reached a conclusion.
“The person who killed the deceased did not intend to give her even a minute to survive. It is my opinion and finding that the perpetrator intended instant death,” Judge Grace Nzioka said.
Nzioka said the first accused had ‘knowledge of how to kill.’
Judge Grace Nzioka said Jowie knew Monica Kimani before her death.
The Judge said the issue arose because the first accused’s claims were that he did not know the deceased before her death.
“It is the decision of this court that the first accused’s evidence that he did not know the deceased before her death is unacceptable, untrue, and future thoughts and lies,” Judge Grace Nzioka said.
“The Court finds that the first accused was known to the deceased because they were together at Kenya Polytechnic University. They were in the same class studying the same course.”
Monica’s body was found in her apartment at Lamuria Gardens, located on Kitale Lane near Denis Pritt Road, Kilimani.
Jowie and Jacque Maribe have been in court since 2018, and the prosecution has called 35 witnesses. The defense did not call any witnesses.
Following the verdict, vigilant Kenyans began speculating about alternative scenarios. Questions were raised regarding the possibility of Jowie walking into a pre-existing crime scene or orchestrating his own apprehension.
”Jowie could have walked into a murder scene or set himself up to be caught. Is there evidence indicating that Jowie threatened Monica Kimani at any particular time?” Dennis Onsarigo questioned.
Moreover, attention turned towards the condition of the crime scene, potential motives driving Jowie’s actions, and the existence of Monica’s voice in the trial.
See the full post by Dennis Onsarigo:
Methinks: Jowie could have walked into a murder scene or set himself up to be caught. Is there evidence indicating that Jowie threatened Monica Kimani at any particular time? Are there friends of Monica who said he was a violent man or at one point he sent her threatening text messages or saw them publicly arguing or fighting? Did any neighbor/ witness say they heard screams/loud sounds/bang coming from Monicah’s apartment? What did the neighbor say about Monicah’s past guests and movements? Was anything lost from the house? … how violent and disturbed was the crime scene? ( broken glasses/ bruises on Jowie?).
Did Monicah report any threats on her life to the police in Kenya or in Sudan? The blood, “small drop of” blood on Jowie’s shorts?.. if the clothes he was wearing were burnt to conceal the evidence of the murder why did he forget to dispose off the short as well? And what happened to the shirt/ t-shirt he was wearing? He burnt it and, opted not to burn his shorts and waited to be arrested with the blood stain on his shorts?
Why would Jowie kill Monicah?… Was this a crime of passion or a staged murder? Or was the prosecution served a prepared crime scene with complete with dining set? Just thinking out loud. I’m no judge though. What led -MOTIVE- Jowie to kill Monicah? From her grave, has MONICAH spoken in this trial? NO!