South Sudan President Salva Kiir has denied any knowledge of slain Kenyan businesswoman Monica Kimani who was found dead in her Kilimani apartment in September.

Speaking during an interview with Citizen TV’s Jeff Koinange Wednesday, Kiir stated: “I’m very sorry for the young lady (Monica Kimani) who lost her life. It was my first time to hear that there was such a personality in South Sudan and that she managed to acquire a lot of money and on her way back to her own country, she got killed.”

“I never knew her; I never knew of her presence in South Sudan and I do not know who the culprits are because she lost her life in her own country,” he said.

Kiir also spoke about Monica’s alleged involvement in money laundering saying those involved in the business may not be South Sudanese.

“The people who are accused of laundering money with her (Monica Kimani) may be in Juba but it may not be South Sudanese who are laundering the money,” he reiterated.

Kiir also said he will not interfere with the probe into the murder of Monica Kimani even after one of his Generals, Awet Akot, was linked to the incident.

“That General can be put to question. I will not stop him from going for investigations or going for any questioning, no. Even where you come from, there are many things happening, but I do not believe my brother President Uhuru is aware of. It is not each and everything that is brought to the attention of the President,” he said.

Key suspects in the case, Citizen TV journalist Jacque Maribe and her fiancé Joseph Irungu alias Jowie, will know their bail fate next week after they pleaded afresh to the charge of murder jointly with others not before court.