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Detectives hunt Citizen Tv anchor Jacque Maribe over murder case

Joseph Irungu (murder suspect) and his fiancée Jaque Marine,Citizen TV anchor

Detectives since last evening are looking for television journalist Jacque Maribe as investigations into the murder of a woman last week in Nairobi’s Kilimani residence.

The famous Citizen journalist is a fiancée to Mr Joseph Kuria Irungu alias Joe Jowi, who is accused of killing 28-year-old Monica Nyawira Kimani at her residence in Kilimani.

Mr Irungu was arrested on Tuesday morning in his house. He told police officers he was attacked by gunmen on Friday morning as he dropped his fiancée, TV anchor Jacque Maribe, at her house in Royal Park Estate, in Lang’ata.

A businesswoman Monica Kimani was found dead in her apartment in Kilimani last week. Her throat had been slit and her hands bound together.

Monica Kimani was found dead and her body dumped in a bathtub

A police officer familiar with the investigations said the suspect had reported at Lang’ata Police Station that he had been shot, but said that he would seek treatment.

But Investigators believe that Mr Irungu might have faked a gunshot wound on his left shoulder to conceal the truth about the murder.

Mr Kuria was arraigned in Kiambu on Wednesday and detained for 10 more days at Muthaiga Police Station.

In his statement he said he had been with Ms Maribe on the night Ms Kimani was murdered.

Police are looking for the journalist to corroborate the plea of her boyfriend.

Detectives on Wednesday visited her house in Lang’ata but did not find her.

She also did not pick calls and colleagues at work said she was last seen in office on Tuesday.