A close male friend has narrated to the court his last moments with murdered businesswoman Monicah Kimani, hours before her demise.
Ms. Kimani’s injuries-ridden body was found in her bathroom. Water was running from the tap when police discovered it.
Antony Kaka disclosed that he visited the deceased the night she was killed but that they met at the gate to her apartment building in Kilimani.
Testifying before Justice Grace Nzioka, who is hearing a case in which Antony Irungu aka Jowie and Jacque Maribe are charged with murdering Ms. Kimani, Kaka claims that the late was visited by two men, among them one she described as a “security man from State House”, on the day she died.
“I visited Monicah at her Lamuria Gardens Apartments around 9.30 pm September 19, 2018. She came down from her house and met me at the gate,” Kaka told Justice Nzioka.
He added that while at the gate, she hugged him and said she had two visitors in her house, a Lebanese who was her neighbor and a security man from State House.
He left shortly but later, just before midnight, he avers that Monicah sent him a peculiar message on WhatsApp telling him to “come help me sleep.”
“I will come tomorrow,” he allegedly replied
“I called her two numbers in the morning but they were not answered,” Kaka testified. He also said he had earlier sent the deceased Sh2,000 via M-Pesa for supper.
Asked by Jowie’s lawyer Prof Hassan Nandwa, if he had an intimate relationship with Monica, he denied it.
“You received a love messenger from Monicah. You and the deceased were lovers,” Prof Nandwa told Kaka.
“No, it was just a message. We were not lovers but we were friends,” Kaka answered.
Kaka said he learned of Monicah’s death later but never attended her burial as he was attending another function in Sotik.
Jowie and Maribe have been charged with murdering Monicah on the night of September 19/20, 2018.
They have denied the charge and are out on bond.