‘we share a soul. Something deeper than love, a friendship that words can only spell but not explain’Maribe on her relationship with Dennis Itumbi

Dennis Itumbi has opened up on his relationship with Jacque Maribe clearing the air on the fact that they have been friends for a long time.

In a candid interview with the Nairobian Itumbi stated that  his friendship with Maribe started a decade plus  ago during a conference at a Nairobi hotel.

He says

“I am a pig farmer,” that is how I introduced myself to Jacque Maribe just before a press conference at a Nairobi hotel, a decade or so ago.

Interesting, she responded, may be taken aback by what seemed like a stinker of a pick-up line. I gave her my card – those days I had one reading ‘Pig Farmer’.”

Dennis Itumbi and Jacque Maribe
Dennis Itumbi and Jacque Maribe

On the photos always doing rounds on social media and their alleged affair he says

“Heck, I even hosted Jacque for her baby shower in my house. Of course, no one says together with two other friends who were all expecting at the time. Yet that story of love, like the murder case she now faces, is largely based on publicly acceptable facts as opposed to real evidence. The matter is now before court and I cannot discuss it beyond that.”

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I am standing for Justice to flow endlessly like a mighty river. Justice for one person does not have to be an injustice for the other. Those who committed the crime of killing Monica must be punished and I continuously pray that happens. Jacque, by the way in her affidavit, says, “I am praying for Monica’s family peace of mind due to this loss”

In conclusion he says

“Like many other friends who have been going to court and who have kept her company at Lang’ata Women’s prison, I am ready to stand with her to the end. Yes, I work for State House, but I do not stand with Jacque because I have a lofty title acquired over time, but because we share something more meaningful and important than a job title: friendship.

The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.”

Itumbi adds ,Some have said that we should slow down – to them I say friendship has no speedometer. Some have told me to do it privately.


Dennis Itumbi and Jacque Maribe
Dennis Itumbi and Jacque Maribe

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To them I say, our friendship is like a lamp on top of a hill, it shines on. Some have said, accept she dumped you and move on. To them I say, friendship is a lifestyle, take time and be a friend to someone, only then can you understand.

Nothing breaks a friend than seeing Jacque, in a capital offence uniform, locked behind bars, and having to hug her goodbye every day knowing all too well she is a beautiful soul, joyous heart and charming company.

By the way, just the other day, I told her – as her very supportive father and mother listened – that people are saying I am trying to win you back.

“Tell them, we share a soul. Something deeper than love, a friendship that words can only spell but not explain,” she responded.


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