On Monday, Jacque Maribe and Joe Irungu appeared to take a plea with regards to Monica Kimani’s murder case.
The two pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Jacque Maribe’s lawyer Katwa Kigen asked Justice Lessit to grant Jacque bail, but Lessit said the bail hearing will be done in a different court.
Well, tomorrow Jacque and Joe will again appear in court to find out if they will be granted bail or they will be spending more cold nights in prison.
In an article written by Daily Nation, the newspaper gave two reasons why the two might be denied bail come tomorrow.
The paper states that The High Court was told that several witnesses set to testify in the case against Jacque and Joe will be placed under a protection programme because of the huge risk the high-profile case places on their security. For that reason, the prosecution noted, detectives will be opposing the release of the duo on bail or bond until all the witnesses give their evidence in court.
2. Crime scene
Among the witnesses set to testify is a person who is alleged to have seen Mr Irungu burn some clothes on the night ‘ Monica Kimani was murdered. The clothes were allegedly burnt at Jacque’s house in Lang’ata and the witness, who was in their company, positively identified the clothes. The prosecution also alleges that the house in Lang’ata remains a crime scene and the accused persons might interfere with it if released on bond.