This is their first public appearance since the murder case
On Tuesday morning, Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji ordered both Maribe and Irungu to be jointly charged with Monica’s murder.
They were later presented before a Kiambu court where they are expected to take a plea from now.
During their arraignment in court, the two appeared to have lost the intimacy and public affection that had characterized their relationship before the Monica murder.
They sat on the dock side by side but they did not exchange any pleasantries. Maribe looked away from her fiance’s direction – betraying the tension between them.
At some point, the Citizen TV journalist became emotional as she broke down in tears. Her fiancé, sitting on her left-hand side, remained calm and did not make any effort to console his besieged lover.
Once in a while, Jowie would be seen whispering something to Maribe, but she remained mum only nodding and shaking her head is silence.
In July this year, Maribe wowed netizens after sharing a video of her romantic engagement to Jowie. They would later share their lovey-dovey moments calling each other pet names such as “my partner in everything”.