Citizen TV journalist Jacque Maribe is composed and hoping for the best despite being locked up at Gigiri police station.
DCI also revealed that Maribe and her boyfriend Joseph Irungu alias ‘Jowi’ will be charged with the murder of Monica Kimani, which happened on 20th September.
The 29 year old woman, was found in the bathtub in her apartment along Denis Pritt road in Kilimani. Her throat had been slit. Her family also says that she had been raped before being killed.
Ms Maribe spent the better part of yesterday receiving visitors, mainly colleagues from the fourth estate. A colleague who visited her at the police station said she was “composed and hoping for the best.”
She had also received six other journalists on Friday. Detectives handling the case remained cagey with information even as family sources expressed frustration at the pace of investigations.
“Nothing much is happening, we do not have any idea what awaits her on Thursday,” said a family member relative who agreed to speak off record. “It is very frustrating not only to her but us as members of her family,” he added.
Detectives are waiting for the results of a DNA test done on samples taken from the television presenter to determine the nature of charges she will face.
A source within the investigating team revealed, on condition of anonymity that the DNA samples taken from Ms Maribe on Friday evening will determine the charges she is likely to face.
The samples were collected from Ms Maribe at the Gigiri police station where she is being held and are being analysed. The detectives said they expect the results by close of business tomorrow.
“We cannot rule out anything, we may prefer any manner of charges; it is the results which will determine,” said the detective.
Detectives want to establish from the DNA test whether Ms Maribe was at the scene of crime. This is after it emerged that Ms Maribe’s fiancé, Mr Joseph Irungu, who is the main suspect in the murder, was in the company of another person at the scene of crime.
Already, DNA samples taken from Mr Irungu place him at the scene of crime. Investigators this week picked an ordinary knife from Ms Maribe’s Lang’ata estate residence and are examining it to establish whether it is the weapon that was used in the gruesome murder.