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TV star Jacque Maribe arrested

Journalist Jacque Maribe with her father at DCI offices in Kilimani on Thursday.

Television journalist Jacque Maribe has been arrested in connection with Monica Nyawira Kimani’s murder.

Ms. Maribe had earlier told the police she did not know Ms Kimani, adding that she had even read the news of her death the night it happened.

She is currently being held at Gigiri Police Station in Nairobi.

Her arrest came after hours of interrogation by Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) detectives at their headquarters along Kiambu Road.

Maribe presented herself to police on Thursday in an attempt to clear her name in the ongoing probe into the murder of Monicah Kimani.

She was accompanied by her parents and lawyer Katwa Kigen and was questioned for almost one hour at the Kilimani DCI offices before being referred to the DCI headquarters on Kiambu Road.

When asked where she had been, Maribe told police she was in shock and had sought refuge at her parents’ house after learning that her fiancé, Joseph Kuria Irungu, was being linked to the September 19 murder of Kimani.

Kimani’s body was found in a bathtub in her Kilimani apartment, with her throat slit.

Ms Kimani has since been laid to rest in her family’s farm in Chemichemi village in Gilgil.

Maribe’s fiancé, Irungu the main suspect in Kimani’s murder was detained on Wednesday by court for 10 days to allow police conduct further investigation.

 

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