Jacqe Maribe and her fiancé Joseph Irungu were presented in Milimani Law Courts on Tuesday October 9, 2018 for their charges to be read.
It was the first time the two lovebirds were presented in court together since they were arrested. They were being held at separate police stations.
Justice Jesse Lessit ordered that the two suspects be detained until Monday next week after a mental assessment was ordered for Jacque Maribe.
Jacque and Irungu were being held at Gigiri and Muthaiga police stations respectively. The two lovebirds have now been sent to prison until Monday when they take plea.
Jacque was shipped to Lang’ata Women Prison while her sweetheart was taken to Industrial Area Remand Prison. They will now have a taste of prison life for five days as they will be interacting with hard-core criminals.
Ms Maribe will undergo the test at Mathari Hospital in Nairobi. Justice Jessi Lessit said the suspect cannot be called upon take plea without a mental examination.
Muthaiga police station
Harsher penalties for hard-core criminals
Citizen TV anchor Jacqe Maribe and her fiancé Joseph Irungu, alias Jowie, will be remanded in custody until Monday when they will take pleas for the murder of Monica Kimani.
Justice Jesse Lessit ordered Ms Maribe to be remanded at Lang’ata Women Prison, while Jowie will be remanded at Industrial Area Remand Prison.
The judge also ordered for Ms Maribe to undergo a mental assessment at Mathare Hospital to determine if she can stand a murder trial.
Justice Lessit also allowed Jowie to seek medical treatment in hospital for the gunshot wound on his shoulder.
Mr Irungu, whose hand was in a sling and was chewing gum while on the dock, will also get treatment for his gunshot wound.
His lawyer told the court that the arm is paralysed and swollen as he produced a referral note from Nairobi Hospital to Kenyatta National Hospital.During an interview with NTV, Mr Irungu’s parents said police officers have denied him access to medical treatment since his arrest.
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