In the run-up to a pivotal court ruling that could potentially land them behind bars for several years, Kenyans found themselves questioning the seemingly cheerful demeanor of murder suspects Jacque Maribe and Jowie Irungu.
The pair stands accused in the tragic death of Monica Kimani, with Jowie being the primary defendant and Jacque purportedly his accomplice.
As they awaited the fateful judgment, Jacque appeared accompanied by members of her family.
Jowie, on the other hand, opted to cover his facial expressions behind a black mask. However, it was Jacque’s conspicuous display of joviality, marked by hugs and broad smiles, that left many baffled and even perturbed.
Kenyans, reacting to the circulating photos, couldn’t help but express their bewilderment at Jacque’s apparent happiness, given the gravity of her circumstances and the apparent confidence of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) in securing a conviction.
Amidst speculation and anticipation, netizens have been left pondering the potential outcome of the impending ruling, with many suggesting it might be nothing short of shocking.
The public reaction shows their concern on body language and outward demeanor in high-profile legal proceedings, where perceptions of guilt or innocence can be shaped not only by the evidence presented in court but also by the behavior of the accused outside the courtroom.
Jacque Maribe’s happiness has sparked debate online as the nation awaits the verdict in the Monica Kimani case.
Only time will tell how these proceedings will unfold and what fate ultimately awaits Jacque Maribe and Jowie Irungu.