Jackie Maribe sent to Mathare Hospital for a mental assessment


It is mental test for Citizen TV journalist Jackie Marine and medical test for his fiancé Joseph Irungu.

The High Court in Nairobi has today ordered the TV girl and the main murder suspect to be detained until Monday October 15 ,a period during which the second accused will undergo a mental test to determine whether she is ready to take plea before the court.

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Justice Jessi Lessit also orders Mr. Irungu to seek treatment whose hand was in a sling while in court on Tuesday morning.  The two are expected to take plea in case in which they are charged with the murder of Monica Kimani at her Kilmani residence in Nairobi.

Ms. Kimani’s body was discovered in a bathtub with her throat slit with a tool suspected to be a knife.

Marine will be remanded at the Langata women prison while Irungu wil be at the Industrial Area prison. Jowie’s father claimed that prison officers where the suspect was being held have made it difficult for Irungu to access treatment despite having a court order and a referral letter for him to be treated at the Kenyatta National Hospital.

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Irungu’s lawyer said that he need medical attention since his hand is swollen and paralyzed.The injuries were sustained from a bullet wound on his chest after what he alleges was an attack by unknown people on the fateful night Monica was killed.

Katwa Kigen representing Maribe asked the court to allow the suspect to take plea to avoid more delays a request the Judge declined saying she cannot take plea without taking a mental examination.

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Police are still pursuing other suspects who may have taken part in the murder of the slain businesswoman who run Milly Paul General Trading Ltd, a family business in war-torn South Sudan.

The police are expediting two theories that might have led to the killing of the woman who has according to local media ,was well connected to a high profile government official from South Sudan.