Jacque Maribe: The first time I met Jowie was at a Jubilee Party function 

Citizen TV journalist Jacque Maribe on Monday in a court hearing shared how she first met Joseph Kuria Irungu.

According to the embattled journalist, she first bumped into him during Jubilee Campaigns in 2017.

“The first time I met Jowie was in mid July at Jubilee Party functions one at Bomas of Kenya and later at Kasarani,” she said. 

Maribe, who together with Irungu are facing murder charges after Monica Kimani’s death, went on to tell the court that Jowi was working as a VIP guard to former Taita Taveta Woman Representative Joyce Lay and also a private military firm in Dubai then.


Jacque also told the court of how things played out that fateful night when Irungu shot himself.

She said that she panicked after Irungu shot himself but when she went for her phone, she returned only to find Irungu gone.

“”He kept crying, saying ‘Jacque I am sorry’ but I ignored him. I heard what sounded like a gunshot. I jumped out of bed and went to the closet. He was lying on the floor, he had blood on his upper left chest area.

“I ran out and found Jowie lying down. Brayan and his wife Kate ran out to where Joseph was lying bleeding,” she narrated.

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