Jacque Maribe has had an experience she never thought she would experience. He has had the taste of the other side of life experienced by majority of Kenyans living in desperate life conditions.
From Camera light moments, pure make over before appearing on TV Maribe had to live without all that even after the court granted bail and access to her posh house and access to her high life she was used too.
The journalist notes that all her clothes and accessories, including an automated teller machine card, medical cards, books and medication for her child, remain locked up in the house.
She says she has been forced to beg for clothes, accommodation, transportation and a phone.
Ms Maribe also notes that her child has been subjected to the criminal justice process and inconvenience.
She dismisses claims that she would be unavailable for the trial, saying she willingly surrendered her house, car and phone to police before any search warrant was availed.
This has gotten into her nerves and now she wants justice to be served.
Jacque Maribe wants her house and all the documents the prosecution intends to use in her trial over the murder of businesswoman Monica Kimani.
In a fresh application filed in court, Ms Maribe wants Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Noordin Haji and Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti to avail the items in just 24 hours, should the court grant her request.
Through her lawyer Katwa Kigen, Ms Maribe has accused Mr Haji of acting in contempt of court by refusing to allow her to have her house as well as witness statements relating to her trial.
When she was freed on bond on October 30 by High Court judge James Wakiaga, she was granted access to the house as well as the disputed case documents.
She argues, however, that she has not been given a good reason for the delay or the breach of the court order, a circumstance that she says amounts to automatic infringement of her rights.
“It is an absolute violation that despite explicit court orders, provision of law and undertakings by the prosecution, that materials have not been supplied to Ms Maribe on timelines provided and that the default has persisted for long,” said Mr Kigen.
Ms Maribe has written three letters to the DPP and her lawyer has had several telephone conversations and exchanged messages with State lawyer Catherine Mwaniki, who is representing Mr Haji in the case.
She has also made multiple visits to their offices.
The journalist says none of her letters have been responded to, so there is no commitment on the part of the prosecution to hand her the rented house in Lang’ata Royal Park estate in Nairobi.
She also wants her Toyota Allion car and her black iPhone.
Do you think her wish will be granted?