Fiance to TV journalist Jacque Maribe, Joseph Kuria Irungu, popularly known as Jowie, has been arrested in connection with the brutal murder of Ms Monica Kimani in Kilimani.
He was arrested as suspect to the murder as police could not corroborate a shooting incident he reported at Lang’ata Police Station. In the report, Irungu claims he had been attacked and shot at the gate of the apartment along Dennis Pritt road where Monica lived last week on Thursday.
28-year-old Monica Kimani was found dead in the apartment the same day she got back from South Sudan. Her brother found her lifeless body in the bath tub with her throat slit.
Police could not verify the shooting incident as no catridges were found at the scene. The neighbours also did not hear any gunshots on the said date.
He told police he had arrived at the Royal Park Estate last week on Friday morning to drop off the lady when he noticed three men standing at the entrance.
He had earlier on picked her from a club in Kilimani and drove her to her residence. After arriving at the house, he drove back to the gate to check what was happening with the strangers hanging around.
Irungu told police when he tried to establish what their mission was there, one of them shot him on the left side of his chest. The bullet exited to the back as the attackers allegedly escaped on a motorbike. They did not steal anything.
Irungu is apparently a licensed gun holder but it is not clear if he was armed then.
Maribe and Jowi, a security expert, got engaged on 30th June at a romantic surprise dinner for her and her close circle of girlfriends.
His next public gift after the engagement, a meetup with the handsome Scandal show actor Tony Goldwyn who was in the country to discuss shooting a movie, left netizens in awe.