Citizen Tv anchor Jacque Maribe has been released on bail on Tuesday while his fiancé Joseph Irungu has been denied will remain in remand.
Judge James Wakiaga passed the verdict saying that Maribe has not any way be declared a flight risk and prosecution did not prove that she can interfere with the witnesses.
Maribe was therefore released on a cash bail of Ksh 1 million and three sureties of the same amount or Ksh 2 million with one surety of the same amount.
Jowie on the hand was denied bail on the grounds of his extensive trips to the Middle East and the unknown number of assets that he has.
The court further said that even if he is to surrender his passport it is still likely that he may abscond the court. Judge Wakiaga further said that Jowie’s interactions with the firearms can result to interfering or manipulation of the witnesses.
He further said that he is in need of close supervision thus the need to remain in custody and ordered Joseph Irungu to receive treatment at Kenyatta National Hospital.
The two suspects were arrested following the death of Monica Kimani at her Kilimani’s home. On Wednesday 24th, the two were ordered to take a fresh plea after amendment of their witness statements.
The prosecution team lead by Catherine Mwaniki opposed the release of both Jowie and Maribe citing that they may intimidate or interfere with the witnesses.
In a statement to the public, Royal Media through there managing director Wachira Wairuru said that they support Jacque Maribe to be released on bail.
He termed Maribe as a hardworking employee who rose through the ranks to become a senior anchor at Citizen TV.
He further added that he believes Maribe will abide to the bail conditions and she will continue being a Citizen TV employee.