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Citizen TV journalist Jacque Maribe now claims she is paying the price of romance gone wrong. Maribe claimed she is facing murder charges just because she fell in love with the “wrong person” and co-accused Joseph Irungu alias Jowie.

In a sworn affidavit seen by Kenya Live News correspondent, Ms Maribe said she is just an innocent lover who should not be held responsible for Jowie’s wrongdoings. She added that her application should distinctly and away from her boyfriend’s conduct.

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Jacque Maribe and Irungu Jowie at Milimani Court

Below are some of the excerpts from her affidavit:

“The only reasons I am standing trial are that I was in love with a person the prosecution have interest in. I allowed him to come live in my house and I allowed him to use my vehicle. There is no witness or forensic material to associate me with the murder,
Irungu was my fiancé as at then and in the circumstances I definitely communicated with him. It is most unfair to use the communication between me and him in the given circumstances of our then existing relationship as a reason to deny me bail,
Any of his actions are not necessarily sanctioned or attributed to me. I was not there if there was any burning. I personally was not aware and did not endorse or authorise any burning of anything,
Allegations that I was arrested are false. I went to Kilimani Police Station where I was interviewed and referred to DCI headquarters. I have co-operated with police in their investigations which justifies my application for bail,”

Jacque Maribe and Joseph Irungu have been charged with murder of businesswoman Monica Kimani on the night of September 19 at her Kilimani home. Since their detention, Maribe has been more lucky to be visited by a number of high profile figures in the country including Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria, Ex-Lover and former PSCU Director Dennis Itumbi among other big names in the media fraternity.

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Jacque Maribe (left) and
Ex-lover Dennis Itumbi at Milimani Courts, Photo by Standard