Citizen TV journalist Jacque Maribe will be remanded at Langata Women Prison.
This directive was given on Tuesday when Maribe appeared before Judge Lessit who also ordered that the TV journalist undergo a mental assessment at Mathare Hospital.
Her fiancé Joseph Irungu alias Jowie who will be charged with the murder of businesswoman Monica Kimani will be remanded at Industrial Area Prison.
Bryan Kassaine Spira, a friend of Jowie and Maribe, has turned State witness, according to the Nation’s law enforcement.
esterday, the DPP gave consent for the prosecution of Jowie and Maribe for murder in the death of Ms Monica Kimani on the night of September 19 although it had been widely speculated that Maribe would face the lesser charge of accessory to murder.
“I am satisfied that there exists a prima facie case to warrant criminal prosecution,” Mr Haji stated.
“I have therefore directed that they are immediately arraigned before the High Court and charged accordingly,” he added.
The acquisition of a high-value witness may also have given investigators and prosecutors confidence in their murder case.
Kassaine is Maribe’s neighbour and a close friend of the couple and it was likely that Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti will have used Kassaine’s evidence to try and tie the two to the crime and what investigators have described as an attempted cover-up.
Monica Kimani was killed in her Lamuria Gardens apartment, off Dennis Pritt Road in Nairobi.
She had been tied up, her mouth taped shut and throat cut by what police have described as a “highly trained assassin”.