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DNA results will decide Maribe’s fate: Police

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Detectives investigating the murder of Monica Kimani are waiting for the results of a DNA test done on samples taken from television presenter Jacque Maribe to determine the nature of charges she will face, Sunday Nation has established.

A source within the investigating team revealed, on condition of anonymity that the DNA samples taken from Ms Maribe on Friday evening will determine the charges she is likely to face.

The samples were collected from Ms Maribe at the Gigiri police station where she is being held and are being analysed. The detectives said they expect the results by close of business tomorrow.

“We cannot rule out anything, we may prefer any manner of charges; it is the results which will determine,” said the detective.

Ms Maribe spent the better part of yesterday receiving visitors, mainly colleagues from the fourth estate. A colleague who visited her at the police station said she was “composed and hoping for the best.”

She had also received six other journalists on Friday. Detectives handling the case remained cagey with information even as family sources expressed frustration at the pace of investigations.

“Nothing much is happening, we do not have any idea what awaits her on Thursday,” said a family member relative who agreed to speak off record. “It is very frustrating not only to her but us as members of her family,” he added.

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Ms Maribe is being detained at the police station as a suspect in the murder of Ms Monica Kimani who was found murdered at Lamuria Apartments off Dennis Pritt road in Nairobi on September 19. Detectives want to establish from the DNA test whether Ms Maribe was at the scene of crime. This is after it emerged that Ms Maribe’s fiancé, Mr Joseph Irungu, who is the main suspect in the murder, was in the company of another person at the scene of crime.

Already, DNA samples taken from Mr Irungu place him at the scene of crime. Investigators this week picked an ordinary knife from Ms Maribe’s Lang’ata estate residence and are examining it to establish whether it is the weapon that was used in the gruesome murder.

The results of the DNA will then be used to determine whether Ms Maribe will be considered as a suspect or witness in the murder case.

“The results hold the final fate of how Ms Maribe will be treated as from Thursday. That is what we are all anxiously waiting for,” said the source that requested for anonymity.

Sources at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) revealed that detectives will this week be tasked to find out why Mr Irungu destroyed the trail of evidence linking him to the murder.

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They suspect that his moves prior and after the murder, were aimed at concealing his visit at Ms Kimani’s residence.

Irungu’s conduct, from burning the clothes he wore on that day to giving contradicting information to the police was “raising eyebrows,” our source observed. Last night, plans were also underway to have Ms Maribe issue a fresh statement on what she knows regarding the murder.

“False information was given to police at Lang’ata on who shot Mr Irungu on his shoulders and we are still interested to know why he opted to burn the kanzu that he wore that day,” said the source.

Detectives following the matter have been able to reconstruct the crime scene with tapes used to shut Ms Kimani’s mouth having “fresh fingerprints of Mr Irungu.”

Detectives are also following leads that Ms Kimani’s murder was well-planned even before she was visited by Mr Irungu. This is after it emerged that Mr Irungu used an identity card belonging to one Dominic Bisela to gain access to Ms Kimani’s apartment.

Ms Kimani’s neighbours however identified Mr Irungu as the visitor who was last seen at the deceased’s apartment. Sources said detectives are still pursuing four people, including a politician and a doctor, whose advice Mr Irungu allegedly sought on an “issue that was disturbing him.”

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The detectives are also looking for another person who was together with Mr Irungu after CCTV cameras showed that he was in the company of another person as he drove from Kilimani to Lang’ata.

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38-year-old DJ Makena says she’s not yet ready for marriage: Searching for someone who really speaks to my heart is not easy

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DJ Pierra Makena isn’t ready to walk down the aisle any time soon because she hasn’t found someone worth it.

The mother of one who recently clocked 38 years revealed that she’s not in a rush to settle down because she’s looking for someone who will understand her.

“I’m not ready for marriage, not ready to be someone’s wife yet. I’m not in a rush. Searching for someone who really speaks to my heart is not easy,” she said in an interview with Mpasho. 

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Makena said that though her love with her baby daddy went sour and he walked away, she’s still not afraid of loving again. But, she’s keeping everything private now more than ever.

“I believe in love. Many people thought that after the breakup I would not love again. I tend to give a lot of love, I get to receive a lot of love. But you know what, I never put my love life in public. I am a loved girl. I really like to keep my life private,” she said. 

Adding:

“Nowadays I look for the heart. It’s not all about material things. I love someone who speaks to my heart.” she posted. 

source:Ghafla

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Why Zahra Moi declined appointment to Nairobi Hospital board

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Zahra Moi has explained why she turned down her nomination to be a director at the Board of Management of Kenya Hospital Association, the owners of the Nairobi Hospital.

Zahra, who is the wife of Baringo Senator Gideon Moi, has expressed her reservations regarding the nomination through a letter sent to the Nairobi Hospital Company Secretary.

“It is with regret, however, that I must decline your invitation. Due to time constraints, my schedule simply will not allow me to participate meaningfully on your board at this time,” Zahra explained in her letter.

“I have immense respect for the work you do, and fear that the demands on my time will prevent me from giving the KHA the attention it deserves,” she explained further.

STANDOFF

She also noted that she did not participate in any of the meetings leading to her nomination, nor did she offer herself for election.

Zahra said she had not been at the Nairobi Hospital in recent times, contrary to media reports on the recent change of guard at the facility.

On 17th April there was a standoff at the Nairobi Hospital as the newly-elected board members tried to access the premises.

The current board members said that they were still running the hospital as they had been given a court order barring the elected members to assume office pending hearing.

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REAPPOINTMENT

“We are happy to inform you that the court has issued an order restraining those purported to have been elected from assuming office pending inter-party hearing,” the board members said in an advert in local dailies on Friday.

“We wish to assure you that the validly elected Board of Management continues to run The Nairobi Hospital and is making the best efforts to implement strategic decisions to enhance the governance and operations of the hospital,” read the advert.

Last month, Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala reappointed Mrs Moi to sit in Tourism Research Institute Board, a post she has held since 2016.

“In exercise of the powers conferred by section 54 (1) (h) of the Tourism Act, 2011, the Cabinet Secretary for Tourism and Wildlife re-appoints Zahra Bahwela Moi to be a member of the Board of Tourism Research Institute, for a period of three years, with effect from the 1st June, 2019,” the notice read.

source:Nairobi News

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Kenya to deport foreigners in betting

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Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has issued deportation order against foreigners who entered Kenya for other businesses but ended up investing in the betting industry.

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