ODPP Goes For Jacque Maribe’s Freedom, Files an Appeal in Monica Kimani Murder Case

ByEdgar Wabwire
Published on: Feb 13, 2024 10:02
File image of former TV news anchor Jacque Maribe in court on February 9, 2024.

In a dramatic turn of events, the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) has launched a decisive move by filing a notice of appeal against the High Court's controversial judgment that acquitted Jacque Maribe in the high-profile murder case of businesswoman Monica Kimani.

The ODPP's decision comes on the heels of widespread public scrutiny and debate following the surprising verdict, which saw Maribe, a former Citizen TV news anchor, walk free while her co-accused, Joseph Irungu alias Jowie, was found guilty of murder by Judge Grace Nzioka on Friday, February 9.

In the notice of appeal, the ODPP expressed vehement disagreement with the High Court's decision to absolve Maribe of any involvement in Monica's tragic murder. The crux of the matter lies in the court's assertion that the prosecution failed to furnish sufficient evidence linking Maribe to the crime.

Judge Grace Nzioka, in her ruling, highlighted the inadequacy of the evidence presented by the prosecution, indicating that the charges brought forth against Maribe were misplaced. Instead of facing accusations of murder, Maribe was accused of perjury, a stark contrast to the conviction handed down to her co-accused, Jowie.

This legal saga has gripped the nation's attention, sparking intense discussions about the intricacies of the justice system and the weight of evidence required to secure a conviction in such high-profile cases.

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