Jacque Maribe and Dennis Itumbi are truly the greatest of platonic friends. Yesterday, Jacque visited Dennis who was arrested by Flying Squad officers in Nairobi.
Maribe visited the digital strategist who was being held at Muthaiga Police Station and the two could be seen in high spirits from the photos that we have seen.
Itumbi was reportedly taken into custody in a probe over a fake letter on an alleged plot to assassinate Deputy President William Ruto. Itumbi spent the night in the cells awaiting arraignment in court on today.
Itumbi’s lawyer Moses Chelanga stated that the detectives had not told them the reason for Itumbi’s arrest. He said;
From the questions, he was being asked during the interrogation, we suspect it’s the La Mada letter.
The DCI wants to hold Itumbi for 14 days as they investigate a WhatsApp group that might have Tangatanga members.
Itumbi and Jacque have a friendship that is the stuff of legend, especially in this day and age. This was reinforced late last year after the murder of businesswoman Monica Kimani.
Jacque was arrested as a prime suspect in the murder. After that, she was held in remand at Langata Women’s Prison but Dennis was always a constant presence for her. He was so supportive that many wondered whether the two were more than just friends?
He would always show up in court and when he wasn’t doing so he was writing poems and odes about her on social media. Just last month Itumbi pranked his followers by inviting them to Jacque’s ‘babe’ shower which many took to mean that the journalist was expectant.
He even told Mpasho.co.ke in an interview that she was 16 months pregnant! Clearly, the two are such great friends that such banter is allowed.