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A Nairobi Court Has Set a Date For Maribe and Jowie Irungu’s Murder Trial.

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Journalist Jacquie Maribe and Joseph ‘Jowie’ Irungu’s new murder trial date has been set by the court. The murder trial for the two former lovers has been set to May 5, 2021. The trial is for the murder of Nairobi business woman, Monica Kimani two years ago.

Monica was found dead in her apartment in Kilimani. The two former lovers were ordered by Justice Grace Nzioka in a virtual hearing, to appear in an open court. The twenty witnesses are to appear in an open court as per the state request, which the defence did not oppose.

Defence Lawyer David Ayuo said, ”over twenty witnesses have testified so far. There are about seven witnesses to go before the prosecution rests its case.”

Among witnesses who appeared before Justice James Wakiaga, who identified Jowie as the last person to be seen with Monica Kimani before she was found dead in her house in Kilimani, Nairobi, was Mr. Lee Omondi.

Mr Omondi who was the late Monica’s friend, said he left Monica in the company was Jowie at her house in Lamuria Gardens Apartments. Her lifeless body was found in her bathroom. Both Jowie and Maribe denied the murder accusations.

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President Kenyatta appoints Justice William Ouko as Supreme Court Judge

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President Uhuru Kenyatta has appointed William Ouko as Supreme Court Judge following his nomination by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) to replace retired judge Jackton Ojwang.

In a Gazette Notice dated May 13, 2021, President Kenyatta stated: “In exercise of the powers conferred by Article 166 (1) of the Constitution, I , Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya and Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Forces, appoint Ouko William Okello to be judge of the Supreme Court of Kenya.”

60-year-old Justice Ouko emerged top among other contenders including Justice Said Juma Chitembwe, Justice Marete Njagi, justice Matthews Nduma, lawyer Alice Yano, Justice Sergon Joseph Kiplagat and Dr. Nyaberi Lumumba.

Justice Ouko was born in 1961 in Siaya County.

He obtained a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Nairobi in 1986, a post-graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law in 1987 before he was admitted to the Roll of Advocates the same year.

In 2016, he pursued and graduated with a Master of Arts in Criminology & Criminal Justice from Egerton University.

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BBI Termed Unconstitutional.

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In a scathing anonymous decision the five judges have declared BBI report an unconstitutional null and void entity. This has left Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga with an egg on their faces as the report rubbished as something unlawful that cannot amend the constitution.

The shock news have however been welcome in the Tangatanga camp who have all along been against the BBI report. The deputy president William Ruto has just won against Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga who have been at the forefront always compaigning for the BBI report.

The court has also termed unconstitutional the process of dividing boundaries as that’s the responsibility of the people. The court has proved with the people after members of parliament moved on in large numbers to support BBI.

Therefore going into the future the president and Raila Odinga have been told by court that the report has collapsed and therefore something useless to the people as it has been spearheaded by the president. The report has been termed foreign and unlawful entity that lacks public participation

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33 Year Old Man Found Dead In His Car In Otonglo, Kisumu

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The body of Habel Oile, a 33 year old man was found inside his car at a petrol station around Otonglo area on the Kisumu Kisian road on Wednesday.

Reports say Habel Oile had parked at the petrol station and night guards noticed he had not alighted from the car for a long period.

County police commander Samuel Anampiu said one of the guards walked to the car and when he peeped inside, he saw a man in sleeping position on the front seat.

He alerted the police who arrived moments later and broke into the car, only to discover that the man was dead.

Anampiu said officers found a 25mm bottle of insecticide which they believe the suspect ingested leading to his death. The body has been moved to Kisumu county hospital mortuary

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