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Jacque Maribe, Jowie rekindle love during court appearance

Citizen TV journalist Jacque Maribe and her fiancé Joseph Kuria Irungu, alias Jowie, embraced tightly at Milimani Law Courts on Tuesday in their first such reconciliatory gesture since they were both charged with murder.

Jacque and Jowie face various counts over the murder of businessman Monica Kimani at her Kilimani apartment in August.

They have both denied the charges. Jacque was released on bail while Jowie’s bail request was rejected.

On her birthday on Tuesday, Jacque was at Milimani Courts for a mention of the case. She ran into her fiancé Jowie and the two embraced tightly for a while as cameramen scrambled for pictures.

They also exchanged pleasantries.

Jowie also hugged Jacque’s mother, who was standing nearby, for close to a minute.


Inside the court, a doctor testified that Jowie needs to undergo therapy to treat his hand.

Dr Benjamin Wabwire told senior deputy registrar, criminal division, Roselyn Aganyo, that he examined Mr Irungu and established that his injured hand doesn’t not require surgery.

Dr Wabwire, who is the head of the plastic and re-constructive surgery department at Kenyatta National Hospital, said the suspect urgently requires physiotherapy to stimulate the affected nerves.

Mr Irungu suffered an injury on his left arm in September around the same time that the body of Juba-based businesswoman Ms Kimani was discovered in her apartment in Kilimani.

He was was admitted to the hospital on November 27 was discharged with recommendation that he undergoes plastic surgery then attends clinic regularly failure to which the hand nay degenerate.

Mr Irungu and co-suspect Jacque Maribe were in court Tuesday for routine mention of the case.