Jacque Maribe ordered to undergo mental checkup before taking plea

High Court directed on Tuesday that Jacque Maribe will be remanded at the Lang’ata Women’s Prison as she awaits a mental assessment before taking a plea.

Justice Jessie Lesiit said that Maribe, a second respondent in the murder of businesswoman Monica Kimani, could not take plea before undergoing a mental examination, which determines if she is okay to stand trial.

Justice Lessit directed Maribe undergoes a mental test at the Mathari Mental Hospital before being presented in court on Monday, October 15.

Maribe’s lawyer Katwa Kigen had unsuccessfully persuaded the court to have her client take plea before undergoing a mental test.