Taste of Freedom; Maribe drives out of Lang’ata Women’s Prison

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Can you remember any one point in your life when you tasted freedom? It must have felt like heaven.

Tonight, Citizen TV journalist Jacque Maribe will sleep well and possibly have a great meal after she drove out of the Lang’ata Women’s Prison in what has been probably the most trying time of her entire life.

According to the Secretary of Innovation, Digital and Diaspora Communication in the Office of the President and Maribe’s close friend Dennis Itumbi, Jacque today evening went ‘home, sweet home.’

“Jacque Maribe, has just driven out the gates of Langata Womens Prison. Home, sweet home. Thanks for maombi,” Itumbi tweeted.

The release process for the journalist was not an easy one and it goes without saying that were it not for Itumbi, Jacque might have just been spending another night in prison even after the court granted her bail yesterday.

Dennis Itumbi took the Twitter streets to call out the Deputy Registrar who he said was playing games and intentionally delaying the release process for Maribe.

In a series of tweets Mr. Itumbi explained how they completed the bond process to facilitate the release of Miss Maribe but as late as 3 pm, she was not yet released.

Dennis Itumbi in his last tweet explained that it was not until they tweeted their ordeal than Office of the Public Prosecutions and the Director of Criminal Investigations that their calls were returned.

“Just after the first tweet the calls that were not being picked by @DCI_Kenya and @ODPP_KE officials are now being returned quick and fast…..Asanteni,” he said in a tweet.

Jacque Maribe was arrested on October 1st in relation to the murder of business woman, Monica Kimani who was found dead in a bathtub in her apartment along Dennis Pritt road in Kilimani.

Until her release this evening, Miss Maribe has been in police custody at the Lang’ata Women’s prison until yesterday when Justice James Wakiaga made a ruling that granted her a one million Kenya shillings cash bail and one surety of a similar amount.

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The Citizen TV journalist can now finally be reunited with her four-year old son Zahari who, according to her affidavit, was the only reason she wanted the court to release her on bail.

Miss Maribe was barred from reading news or interviewing anybody regarding the case until the end of the trial period. The Citizen TV journalist was also ordered to avoid any contact with prosecution witnesses, and was denied access to her home in Lang’ata until the investigation officers have gathered enough evidence from the house.

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