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Guard narrates how lost ID almost implicated him in Monica Kimani murder

A security guard has narrated how his stolen identity card almost implicated him in the murder of businesswoman Monica Kimani.

Appearing before Justice Grace Nzioka, Dominic Hosea disclosed that his ID was stolen at Royal Park Estate within Lang’ata in Nairobi, where Joseph Irungu alias Jowie and journalist Jacqueline Maribe lived.

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The ID went missing under unclear circumstances after surrendering it to a guard working at Royal Park Estate.

Hosea told the court that in September 2018, he was on annual leave for 25 days and needed some money for transport to take his family to their rural home in Kisii.

He requested his neighbour who worked at construction sites to help him find a side hustle, and the neighbour notified him of construction works at Royal Park Estate.

He explained that he could not find his identity card after work but had to travel home.

“He told me he was not the one on duty in the morning and asked me to come the next day. The next day, September 18, we returned to Lang’ata and found the same guard

“I said that I did not get my ID. I informed him my name and the ID number. He said they could not trace it but they would look for it,” Hosea told the court.

Hosea said he travelled to Kisii and returned to Nairobi on October 4 2018, and the next day, he was summoned by his supervisor while at work.

Hosea said he was taken to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations headquarters along Kiambu Road, where he was informed that his identity card had been found at a murder scene.

“I was taken to the office, asked my identity and details. I explained to them what happened and that my ID got lost at Royal Park Lang’ata. I told them the security guard had assured me they would find it

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“One officer told me that my ID was found at the house of a lady called Monica, who had been killed. They asked me if I knew Monica, I said no. They told me my ID was under investigation and they would return it to me later,” he narrated.

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