Trial resumed for accused persons Jowie and Jacque Maribe on Tuesday, with three witnesses testifying in court.
A security guard whose identity card was found at the Kilimani crime scene, a caretaker at Langata’s Royal Park Estate, and a former Kilimani Deputy OCS went to court to give testimony that the prosecutor hopes will strengthen its case.
Seven more witnesses are set to give their testimony before the case is handed over to the accused persons.
First on the dock was security guard Dominic Bisera whose identity card was found at Lamuria Gardens where Monica lived having been booked as her visitor.
Bisera explained to the court that he had lost his identity card at Langata’s Royal Park Estate, where he had gone to work as one of the short-term construction site workers and left his ID at the gate.
The prosecution pointed out that Jowie could have picked Bisera’s ID from the Royal Park gate, where she and he lived. In response, Jowie’s lawyer said that Bisera’s company provided security at Lamuria Gardens, where Monica was murdered in her house.
On his part, Kennedy Araman, the then Kilimani Deputy OCS, outlined how three witnesses separately identified Jowie positively at an identification parade on September 25 2018; a statement that was interrogated by defence counsel Katwa Kigen.
A caretaker at Royal Park Estate where the two accused lived confirmed their residence to the court, adding that no gunshot was heard within the estate as claimed.
Seven more witnesses are expected to take to the stand before the case is handed to the defence to call its witnesses.