Justice James Wakiaga has warned the media against reporting what has not be tendered in court in the ongoing case over the murder of Monica Kimani.
The judge issued the warning on Wednesday when he set the date for a bail hearing for the two suspects accused of killing Ms Kimani – Ms Jacque Maribe and her fiancé Joseph Irungu.
The couple will spend another week in remand after Justice Wakiaga set their bail hearing for next week.
Justice Wakiaga directed the probation office to file a pre-bail report in court ahead of the hearing on October 24.
The report from social workers will inform the judge’s decision when deciding whether to grant them bail.
However, it is the prosecution that has to convince the court that there are compelling reasons to deny the murder suspects their freedom.
Former PSCU director Dennis Itumbi (left) and Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria in court on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. Ms Jacque Maribe and her boyfriend Joseph Irungu will spend another week in remand. PHOTO | RICHARD MUNGUTI
The two are accused of murdering Monica Kimani on September 19 at her Lamuria Gardens apartment in Kilimani, Nairobi.
Lawyer Katwa Kigen with his client Jacque Maribe in court on October 17, 2018. PHOTO | DENNIS ONSONGO | NATION MEDIA GROUP
The court directed that Mr Irungu, who was to undergo surgery in his left arm, be taken to Kenyatta National Hospital.
Ms Jacque Maribe’s parents and friends in court to lend support to the television journalist, who is facing a murder charge in the killing of businesswoman Monica Kimani. PHOTO | RICHARD MUNGUTI | NATION MEDIA GROUP
Apart from her parents, other people who were in court to give Ms Maribe support were Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria and former PSCU director Dennis Itumbi.