BY PRUDENCE WANZA – Forensic expert in the Monica Kimani murder trial has failed to connect the two scenes of crime involved in the case.
Jennifer Jepkoskei told court that there is no relationship on fingerprints collected at Lamuria gardens where Monica was killed and those at Royal Park in Maribe’s house and that of Kassaine.
On cross examination by Maribe’s lawyer Katwa Kigen the witness clearly stated that there was also no connection on mobile phone that was found at Monica’s house.
Yesterday the witness stated that Monica’s mouth was covered with a masking tape but today she said no residue of masking tape was found in both Maribe and kassaine’s house.
The witness testified that the incidents at Lamuria gardens and those at Royal Park estate did not have a connection.
Jennifer a police officer and a forensic expert caught the attention of the court when she said that she was not interested in the CCTV camera placed at the major crime scene, Lamuria gardens where Monica Kimani was murdered. According to the lawyer this would have helped identify the person who committed the crime.
Police officers also raided Brian Kassaine’s house at Royal Park who is purpoted to be a state witness in the case. A black ceska briefcase hidden in the ceiling was recovered.
It contained 34 packed amunitions,28 catridges(one catridge was used),a firearm and two empty magazines.
During cross examination she revealed that bullet found at Kassaine’s house was used while that found at Maribe’s bedroom was not used. Both bullets measured 9mm.
The hearing of the case before Justice James Wakiaga is set to continue tomorrow with protected witnesses testifying in the matter.