Jowie’s last message on Instagram before heading to prison
Joseph ‘Jowie’ Irungu was today, February, 9 found him guilty of murdering businesswoman Monica Kimani in Nairobi in 2018.
Media personality Jacque Maribe, his former lover, has on the other hand been cleared of the offence of murdering the businesswoman.
He has been convicted for the offence of murder contrary to section 203 as read with 204 of the Penal Code which they were jointly charged.
Maribe and Jowie were jointly accused of committing the offence on the night of September 19, 2018, at Lamuria Gardens Apartment in the Kilimani area, a middle-income residential area within Nairobi.
Twelve hours before the final judgment, Jowie, who had transitioned to a gospel artist, shared a post on his Instagram page.
He posted a message inspired by brenden_praise’s song about God’s unwavering consistency in all circumstances, stating:
“God, when I feel lost, I remember what you have done. I know you can do it again. And if you don’t, you remain the same.”
Addressing the media moments after her acquittal in the murder case of businesswoman Monica Kimani, Maribe cited a verse from John 8:32, stating, “Go read John 8:32 in the Bible. The truth shall set you free.”
Her father, Maribe Mwangi, speaking to reporters, acknowledged the challenging journey they had endured.
“On behalf of the Maribe family, we express gratitude to God. It’s been an emotional journey, but as our lawyer said, we never doubted the outcome,” he stated.
He also thanked their legal team, led by counsel Katwa Kigen, for their outstanding efforts, along with their friends and a portion of the media, some of whom were initially hostile.
Maribe’s mother emphasized the importance of seeking the truth and not hastily believing false narratives.
“I have been praying for my daughter spiritually. God has guided us emotionally throughout,” she added.
Lawyer Katwa Kigen expressed gratitude to God for the five-year-long journey and praised the judge for meticulously examining the details of the case.
He affirmed Maribe’s innocence, stating: “Jacque’s conscience has always been clear; she was not at the scene and did no harm.”
In conclusion, Kigen emphasized the significance of the victory and thanked God for it.