The national Identity Card murder suspect Jowie Irungu used to gain access to Monica Kimani’s apartment had been reported missing two days earlier.
The ID card belongs to Dominic Bisela, a casual worker at a construction site within Royal Park apartments where Jowie and his television journalist girlfriend, Jacque Maribe, live in Lang’ata estate, Nairobi.
The ID card went missing on September 17, two days before Monica was found with her throat slit at her Lamuria Gardens pad off Dennis Pritt Road, Nairobi.
Police are still holding Jowie as the prime suspect in the murder and Maribe as an “accessory to the murder” of Monica Kimani.
Police say Jowie was the last person to leave Monica’s house while Maribe was detained alongside their neighbour Brian Kassaine.
Detectives questioned the two over circumstances surrounding gunshot wounds Jowie sustained and Maribe was later arrested for giving contradicting information regarding the shooting incident.
Kassaine was held for handing over his pistol to Jowie.
Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) boss George Kinoti told The Nairobian that Bisela’s ID card was reported missing from the sentry box where other identification cards were left by construction workers.
Kinoti explained that Bisela, “did not find his ID in the evening after completing duty at the construction site. He informed the guard to be on the lookout for the card just in case it had been misplaced from the rest of the IDs.”
Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Haji has preferred murder charges against Jowie and Maribe with Kassaine as a state witness against the couple.
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