Citizen TV journalist Jacque Maribe can now have her car back after the DPP consented to its release in the ongoing Monica Kimani murder case.
On Wednesday Maribe withdrew an application she had filed seeking to compel the DPP’s office to release her car.
Lawyer Katwa Kigen told Justice James Wakiaga that after consultations they had decided to withdraw the application for the release of her Toyota Allion which formed part of the evidence.
State Counsel Catherine Mwaniki told the court that they had consented with the defense to use photographs of the car as evidence in their murder case.
Last week the DPP’s office had declined to release the car with the investigating officer Maxwell Otieno telling the court that “IC3 Cameras placed the vehicle and the mobile phone handsets at places of interest in our investigations.”
Otieno argued that there was a high possibility that Ms Maribe will tamper with evidence – Vehicle and phone – before it is submitted to court.
Maribe’s fiance and co-accused, Joseph ‘Jowie’ Irungu, also withdrew his application for bail. He has been in remand for close to six months.
The case will be mentioned on May 7, 2019.