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VIDEO: What Maribe told police on Monica’s murder which she reported about at Citizen

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Television journalist Jacque Maribe presented herself to police yesterday in an attempt to clear her name in the ongoing probe into the murder of Monicah Nyawira Kimani. Ms Maribe, who was accompanied by her parents and lawyer Katwa Kigen, was interrogated for almost one hour at the Kilimani Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) offices before she was referred to the DCI headquarters on Kiambu Road.

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 Ms Kimani. Kimani’s body was found in a bathtub in her Kilimani apartment, with her throat slit. Maribe told police she did not know Kimani, adding that she had even read the news of her death the night it happened. According to police, Maribe said Mr Irungu had not informed her of what had happened.

She also told police she had once seen Irungu with a gun in her house but had not seen it again after she warned him not to keep it in the house. Know if news is factual and true. Text ‘NEWS’ to 22840 and always receive verified news updates. Several issues The gun’s ownership was one of several issues police wanted Maribe to clarify. She told police she and Irungu met in a city club early this year. They fell in love and he later asked her to marry him.

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She added that Irungu often used her car and would drop her at work and pick her up. When police went to pick up Irungu from the couple’s Royal Park estate home in Lang’ata, the two were in the house. Police later searched the house and recovered a live bullet, which has since been taken for ballistic tests. Detectives also believe Irungu was in illegal possession of the pistol that Maribe saw, but are yet to trace it. Then there is the mystery of where Irungu lives away from Maribe’s house. The detectives also said they were yet to recover his identification documents, including his passport.

Kilimani murder suspect Maribe told police that on September 21, Irungu arrived at her house and said he had been shot and injured. She then drove him to different hospitals seeking medical attention. The journalist’s car, a silver Toyota Allion, was yesterday dusted for fingerprints by detectives from the homicide unit. The officers said they found bloodstains in the car as well as hoes, beer cans, a weave and clothes. The team also searched Kimani’s apartment in Lamuria Gardens off Dennis Pritt Road and carried away a number of samples for testing and analysis.

But the officers are yet to recover the clothes Irungu was wearing when he says he was shot in the chest. They have also not recovered the ‘kanzu’ he was wearing when he was spotted in Kimani’s apartment. After the alleged shooting, Maribe and Irungu told police they went to Nairobi West, Lang’ata and Kijabe Mission hospitals. But they also gave contradictory statements on the shooting – they initially said the attack happened in the house but later said it was outside.

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It is not clear whether Maribe stuck to her initial story yesterday because she was still with detectives until late evening. Three men Irungu is said to have told police he had arrived at the estate at about 1.30am on September 21 in the company of Maribe when he spotted three men standing outside their gate. He entered the house but left to go and check why the strangers were hanging around.

Irungu told police that one of the men shot him in the left side of the chest before fleeing on a motorbike. They did not steal anything from him. He returned to the house and told Maribe what had happened. But police say preliminary findings show no shooting was reported at the scene. Guards and neighbours interviewed told police they did not hear a gunshot. Maribe also told police she did not hear any gunshots. Police are also waiting for a medical report to establish if Irungu’s injury was caused by a bullet.

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Magistrate fundraises for woman who stole weave to look pretty

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A court has contributed money to settle the debt of a woman who stole weaves worth Sh1,140. Karyn Chelagat from Kilifi said she stole the weaves because she wanted to look as beautiful as other women.

She told Resident Magistrate David Odhiambo she is poor and could not afford the weave.Amid sobs, Chelagat was accused of stealing from a supermarket in Mtwapa on Sunday.

“I stole the weaves from the supermarket because I wanted to look beautiful like other women I see around. I had gone to the supermarket to buy one but upon looking at the price tag, I was disappointed to find it was too expensive,” she said.”So I decided to steal it.”

She added that poverty has stopped her from grooming herself and ‘looking beautiful’.“When I came to town I saw women sporting good hair and wearing quality make-up. I wanted to be like them.”

Odhiambo decided against convicting her and instead requested the court to contribute the Sh1,140.“I request that the lawyers present in court and anyone willing to contribute at least Sh100 to compensate the supermarket and help raise some funds to help this woman.”

Lawyer William Bosire gave out Sh2,000 to settle Chelagat’s debt and keep her from staying in jail for two years or paying a Sh50,000 fine.Odhiambo also directed the investigating officer to return the stolen weaves to the supermarket and hand over the Sh2,000 to Chelagat for food and the debt.

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UoN student left for the dead after alleged beating by varsity guards

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A student at University of Nairobi was over the weekend allegedly battered by guards at the College of Architecture.

Students Organisation of Nairobi University (Sonu) chair Ann Mvurya accused the security guards, attached to Lavington Security Limited,  of beating Kelvin Ochieng despite his efforts to prove that he was a student.

The operations manager of Lavington Security Limited confirmed the incident to Nairobi News.

Ms Mvurya told journalists that Kelvin had even logged to his student portal and confirmed that he was a student of registration number D33/83354/2017.

“He had already logged in to his portal to confirm that he is indeed a student but the ignorant security guards, after failing to understand how a portal operates, started beating him up,” she said.

Ms Mvurya claimed the guards stole Sh3,200 from the student before ‘stripping him with an aim of covering their heinous acts’.

The student sustained deep head cuts and was taken to the University Health Service (UHS) dispensary.

“This is uncalled for and should be brought to an end,” she said.

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Ex-KRA boss Njiraini, Murugi shortlisted to head National Land Commission

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Former Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) Commissioner General John Njiraini is among the 11 candidates shortlisted for the chairperson of the National Land Commission.

Njiraini, who had sat at the helm of  KRA since March 2012, left last month after his term expired.

Former Nyeri MP Esther Murugi has also been listed as a contender for the NLC Board top seat that fell vacant when Mohammed Swazuri’s tenure ended.

Swazuri’s tenure was tainted with controversies and culminated in several arrests and subsequent arraignment.

On Tuesday, an advertisement in the local daily also named other candidates shortlisted for NLC Board Chairperson as Mwenda Makathimo (Executive Director of the Land Development & Governance Institute); prominent lawyer Gershom Otachi; Naomi Wagereka (former Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) Chairperson); Robert Kilimo, Patrick Adolowa, Humphrey Njuguna, Paul Wambua, Tiyah Ali (Isiolo County MP) and Gershom Bw’Omanwa.

According to the National Land Commission, the above candidates were shortlisted from 117 applications which the commission received.

Notable personalities who were shortlisted for membership positions include Francis Nderitu (Ndaragwa MP), Prof Gitile Naituli and Adan Abdi Mohamed (former National Cohesion and Integration Committee (NCIC) commissioners), Boniface Otsyula (Bumula MP), Alex Muthengi (former Tharaka MP) and Omingo Magara (former South Mugirango MP).

The candidates are required to appear before an interview panel starting 7:30a.m on Monday, July 29.

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Upon interviews, two qualified applicants for the position of chairperson will be shortlisted and 16 for members, then forwarded to the President.

The President is then expected to nominate the chairperson and eight members within 14 days, then forward to the National Assembly for vetting within 21 days.

Should Parliament approve the names within seven days, they will be again forwarded to the President, who will then appoint them through a Gazette notice.

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