South Sudan President Salva kiir finally speaks about Monica Kimani’s murder
President Salva kiir finally speaks about Monica's alleged businesses in South Sudan.
Speaking on Citizen TV’s Jeff Koinange Live (JKL) show, President Kiir said he had never known or heard anything about Ms. Kimani neither does he know whoever she was engaging herself with.
“I am very sorry for the lose of life of that young lady, and it was my first time to hear that there was such a personality in South Sudan and managed to acquire a lot of money, and on her way back to her own country, she got killed,” President Kiir stated.
Kiir mentioned that his government cannot involve itself in the investigations of Ms. Kimani because she was killed in her own country (Kenya) but the culprits must be dealt with.
He added, “I never knew about her, I never heard of her presence and I don’t know who are the culprits because she lost her life in her own country. It is not me to investigate.”
It is alleged that Monica was carrying a lot of money in dollar bills from South Sudan on the fateful day she was killed. South Sudan Head of State however, doubted claims that she was laundering money with South Sudanese.
“The people who are accused of laundering money here they may be in Cuba, but my brother it may not be South Sudan that is laundering money and if you walk on the streets here the personalities you will see on the road are not south Sudanese,”Kiir said.
Details had earlier emerged about how a South Sudan General helped Ms. Kimani amass wealth while working in South Sudan’s Capital, Juba.
A local daily reported that Ms. Kimani Moved to Rambek in South Sudan where her father Paul Ngarama worked in 2013 and got a job at Lt, General Daniel Awet Akot's office, who was a Governor at the time.
She was then reported to have grown through the ranks while working for the Governor and accompanied him everywhere he went.
After General Akot was appointed Deputy Speaker in the National Legislative Assembly of South Sudan, he moved with Monica, who had stopped working for him, to Juba where she was trying to expand her family’s courier services business.
The 29-year Monica, was found slaughtered and her body dumped inside a bathtub in her house in Kilimani, Nairobi County. She was buried at her home in Nakuru County on October 1.
The main suspects in Monica's murder are Joseph Kuria Irungu and his fiance Jacque Maribe who are currently in detension. Maribe is being held at Langata Women's Prison while Irungu is being held at Industrial Area Remand Prison in Nairobi.
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