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Jacque Maribe’s fiancé worked as MP’s bodyguard – PHOTOS

The prime suspect in the brutal murder of Monica Kimani once worked as a bodyguard of former Taita Taveta Woman Representative Joyce Lay.

Pictures have surfaced online capturing Joseph Irungu, alias Jowi undertaking his bodyguard duties for the former MP during the 2017 election campaign.

The photos show Mr Irungu accompanying Ms Lay in various public events, including opening car doors for her and offering her a helping hand to jump over a ditch.

PHOTOS | COURTESY
PHOTOS | COURTESY

Ms Lay was eyeing the Taita Taveta senatorial seat on a Jubilee ticket. She lost the election ODM’s Johnes Mwaruma.

Mr Irungu previously worked as a security guard in the United Arab Emirates.

He was first contracted by Jubilee party to offer security for its functions during the general elections, before he landed the job to work for Ms Lay.

PHOTOS | COURTESY
PHOTOS | COURTESY

Mr Irungu was arrested on Tuesday morning over the murder of Monica Kimani in Kilimani Estate after preliminary investigations pointed at his culpability.

He was arrested while nursing an alleged gunshot wound that he claimed was inflicted by robbers as he dropped off his fiancé Citizen TV Jacque Maribe in Lang’ata.

He currently being detained at Muthaiga Police Station to facilitate further investigations.

PHOTOS | COURTESY
PHOTOS | COURTESY