Jowie Irungu was not with me when he was with Jacque – His wife finally reveals

Jowie Irungu kept a low profile for months after he was released from prison until this past month. And why was that? The prime suspect in the murder of Monica Kimani was on a new journey that entailed him releasing a gospel song.

Jowie who had no entertainment priors before he removed his gospel song went on a media blitz that saw him interviewed by Jalang’o in a wide-ranging interview.

Jowie Irungu

That wasn’t all, Mr. Irungu revealed that not only was he married but that he had a daughter. And Kenyans were amazed as they wondered which woman had shacked up with the Jacque Maribe’s ex-fiance’.

Ni mrembo kuruka! Meet murder suspect Jowie’s baby mama (photos)

It emerged that the woman was a pretty model called Eleanor Musangi popularly known as Ella. The tall model divulged that she had never been a threat to her boyfriend’s ex-Jacque Maribe.

Jowie Irungu proposing to Jacque Maribe
Jowie Irungu proposing to Jacque Maribe

She explained that she and Jowie weren’t together when he was dating Jacque.

“Jowie was not with me when he was with Jacque. I’ve never been a threat to Jacque and Jacque has never been a threat to me now that’s what you need to understand,” said Ella.

During the same interview, Radio Jambo’s Massawe Japanni asked if Jowie would still be together with Maribe had he not gone to jail for the murder of business woman Monica Kimani.

Jowie Irungu
Jowie Irungu

He then responded saying that he wouldn’t give his thoughts on that, because everything that happened is God’s will.

“I don’t think so. Its God’s will mimi siwezi kupatia thought yangu. Hii yote ni God’s will. God amewill ifanyike hivo na iwe hivo,” said Jowie Irungu.

Jowie Irungu with his baby mama
Jowie Irungu with his baby mama

His clarification comes a few days after Jowie explained that he no longer talks to Ms. Maribe but went on to say that they only talk once in a while when checking up on her.

“I decided not to. Ile tu you know we broke up while I was still inside. Being content is the best thing and for me nothing moved because I still had my Jah (God) in me… We don’t talk maybe check up on, once in a blue moon,” said Jowie.

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Political journalism isn’t for you! Jacque Maribe reveals what boss once told her

Jacque Maribe’s life might have taken a nasty turn in 2018 but that shouldn’t detract and diminish the exceptional grit and tenacity she showed in becoming a household name.

Despite the cloud hanging over her head as she is still a murder suspect over the death of Monica Kimani, she has been speaking about how she made it and became the most recognisable female political journalist for a time.

Monica-Kimani
Monica-Kimani

Jacque studied at the University of Nairobi pursuing Journalism and Media Studies before Mediamax gave her a job as an intern.

During her stint there, her boss recognised her talents and asked her, “What exactly is your passion?”. She had a soft spot for politics. But her answer wasn’t what the boss was expecting, forcing him to discourage her by telling her that politics was a man’s world.

“No! Politics is literally a man’s world. That is not something you should be thinking of getting into.”

Jacque Maribe
Jacque Maribe

But her fierce tenacity was not thwarted as this challenged her even further to succeed in this male-dominated field. “That literally became the driving force that took me into the world of politics, not just as a reporter, but as a female reporter.”

2018 was a year of extreme highs and lows for me – Jacque Maribe

She was eventually able to get a promotion as a senior political reporter before getting poached by Kiss TV for the same position but a shorter period.

Jacque Maribe
Jacque Maribe

Her career really took of when she got the opportunity to work at Citizen TV (the most popular news station in Kenya). It was a dream job but it was still very challenging.

As a woman in the political space was a dream come true but also a lot of work. You have to push yourself beyond the limits prove yourself and it paid off.

At the pinnacle of her career, she became the first ever female political reporter to exclusively interview President Uhuru Kenyatta within State House grounds, at a time she was heavily pregnant with Zahari.

Jacque Maribe with her son, Zahari
Jacque Maribe with her son, Zahari

That right there is grit.

 

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Jacque Maribe introduces new video show as she fights back tears

Jacque Maribe hasn’t been on our TV screens for the past one year after she left Citizen TV. But even before that, her life had taken a drastic turn after she became a suspect in the murder of businesswoman Monica Kimani that took place in September 2018. The case is still in court.

Monicah-Kimani
Monicah-Kimani

 

And for close to two years, the media personality has been silent on that trying time in her life, not speaking about it in interviews or even to fans.

Jacque Maribe
Jacque Maribe

But it seems that she finally wants to let people in on what she went through during that dark time in her life. She revealed this information on her Instagram page in a show she dubbed The Hot Seat.

In the promo video of the show, Maribe can be seeing fighting tears as she narrates her turbulent life in the last year.

From Jacque Maribe to Betty Kyallo: The troubled love lives of Kenyan screen queens

Maribe said her life came to a standstill after she was arrested for the murder and later released on bail,

“You feel like everything is falling into place and everything makes so much sense until one day you have no idea what the world just decides to do, like literary, a standstill.”

Jacque Maribe in a red top
Jacque Maribe in a red top

She added that her career and her aspirations all vanished into thin air.

“Something that you love doing so much it’s…I don’t know. It has been a roller coaster ride this past year. Just trying to take it all in, trying to smile when you know you can’t (deep sigh).”

Maribe continued, “But instead of allowing yourself to be down, you know what you do? Get back up and you take it by the horns.”

Jacque Maribe smiling
Jacque Maribe smiling

She announced that the show will be airing on Sunday at 8 PM and invited her fans to embark on this journey with her. Check out the video below;

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Betty Kyallo finally introduces her wonderful father to Kenyans (photo)

Betty Kyallo is one of the most open celebrities in Kenya. The always smiling and positive spirit shares most details about her private life especially as far as her family is concerned.

The one area that she is more secretive about is the men that she dates. That she keeps under wraps leading to a lot of speculation as to whom she is dating at any particular point. I digress.

Betty Kyallo chilling
Betty Kyallo chilling

One person that Betty proudly shares on her social media pages is her mother Julia Ngei, someone she admires deeply, often attributing her success to her mother.

Mercy Kyallo explains why she missed Betty’s salon relaunch and her relationship with Okari

But while her mother and sisters are a fixture on her updates, one person who has never made it has been her father, with some wondering why that was?

Betty Kyallo with her mother (1)
Betty Kyallo with her mother

Was it that they were estranged, was he not around (dead?) or was he just averse to being out in the public domain? Well, wait no more!!

Betty finally decided to unleash her father on her adoring fans. The media personality explained that her dad had paid her a visit at her relaunched beauty salon, Flair By Betty and left her with many blessings.

“My Dad came and just left us with immense Blessings! Thank you daddy! He also got Flaired Up! ✅” reads Betty Kyallo’s caption.

Betty Kyallo with her father
The media personality with her father

3 years ago, Betty disclosed that her parents separated when she was a young child.

“There’s a time when my mum and dad separated for some time and so my mum was basically taking care of us and therefore it was really hard … but anyway you rise above that,” Betty told a local publication.

This story reminds me of the stark contrast between Betty Kyallo and Jacque Maribe. While Betty loves showing off her mother, Jacque is clearly a daddies girl and posts her father liberally on her Instagram page.

Jacque Maribe with her father, Mwangi
Jacque Maribe with her father, Mwangi

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From Jacque Maribe to Betty Kyallo: The troubled love lives of Kenyan screen queens

The T.V landscape has been littered with media beauty after media beauty who have amazed us with their charisma, charm, and chutzpah.

Lillian Muli
Lillian Muli

They have been wonderful captains of their industry drawing us in and making the news more appealing to watch. They make even listening to news about grand corruption more bearable.

Betty Kyallo

But while many of these female stars on our screens may be excelling in their chosen professions, their love lives tell a different story.

Grace Msalame. photo credit: Sowariana

In this article, we take a look at some of the troubled relationships that some of these Kenyan screen queens have had. They are:

Esther Arunga

Her troubles started/continued after she met one Quincy Timberlake. During this period the one-time soft-spoken and very pretty anchor joined the aptly named “Finger of God” church led by a certain brother Hellon.

Arunga
Arunga

The scandals that erupted after she joined the church are the stuff of legend. She sued her parents, she quit her job, she married the very shady Quincy and then they went to live in Australia.

Last we heard of the couple, they had a lost one of their children after Quincy threw the child on the wall trying to cure him (?).

Lillian Muli

Lillian was destined to live happily ever after when she married Moses Kanene in September 2009. The wedding was a dream, with the venue being the legendary golf course Windsor Golf and Country Club in Ridgeways.

Lilian Muli wedding
Lillian Muli wedding

But that and the son they got together would most likely be the highlight of their short marriage after she filed for divorce on January 7, 2016.

Lilian Muli

Her reasons for the divorce were shocking, to say the least. That Kanene was adulterous, violent and quick-tempered.

But Lillian is not one to brood over her misfortunes moving on to a new man, wealthy Shabana FC owner Jared Nevaton. In 2018, the couple was blessed with a baby boy called Liam.

As of 2020, subtle signs are that the two might not be in the best place relationship-wise considering the cryptic messages the Citizen TV has been posting lately.

Doreen Gatwiri

The very attractive yellow yellow former Kiswahili news presenter had one of the most scandalous break-ups in 2018.

Doreen Gatwiri
Doreen Gatwiri

But she had got what many slay queens in Kenya would call the ultimate catch? Super-wealthy and super attractive Mwingi Central MP Gideon Mulyungi. She even showed off his huge pink mansion when things between the two were going well.

Doreen-Gatwiri home
Doreen-Gatwiri. photo credit: file

But things fell apart in 2018 when she alleged on her social media pages that the MP was physically abusive towards her. The MP was subsequently arrested.

Doreen Gatwiri and Gideon Mulyungi
Doreen Gatwiri and Gideon Mulyungi

She added that she reported previous incidents to police and sought medical attention from hospitals away from home for fear he would follow her. The two are no longer together.

Betty Kyallo

She got married to colleague Dennis Okari in a much-publicized wedding in late 2015 at Marula Manor. The wedding capped a long and drawn out six-year affair.

Joho, Betty and Okari
Joho, Betty and Okari

But things were not to last in matrimonial bliss as a certain flashy governor also had a place in Betty’s heart. This and allegations that Dennis was also cheating made the marriage last less than one year!

Jacque Maribe

Before Jacque Maribe became entwined in as a suspect in the Monica Kimani murder, the journalist had a high-flying career that was only matched by her stories love life.

Jacque Maribe and Jowie
Jacque Maribe and Jowie in court

Jacque had already been linked with Dennis Itumbi and Eric Omondi who would turn out to be her baby-daddy. Her last love-link was with Jowie Irungu who is the prime suspect in the Monica Kimani murder case.

As of 2020, Jacque isn’t linked to any man after she broke up with Jowie.

Grace Msalame

Grace always has a smile on her face but one thing that she might look back on fondly is the break-down of her relationship with Paul Ndichu.

Grace Msalame
Grace Msalame

The relationship produced a set of twins but it still wasn’t enough to keep the two together.

Grace Msalame twins
Grace Msalame twins

Paul is now married to Maureen Momanyi.

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Will Jacque Maribe be back on our TV screens soon? Political journalist speaks

Jacque Maribe has been through the wringer as far as experiences have gone. That roller-coaster started in late 2018 when the high-flying journalist became entangled as a murder suspect.

The coming months after that were full off-court appearances and a stint in remand prison that was in stack construct to the hobnobbing she had been doing with high and mighty politicians in the recent past. Then in mid-2019 Miss Maribe announced that she would be leaving her job at Citizen TV.

Jacque Maribe smiling
Jacque Maribe smiling

Some would have surmised that her end had come-That the mighty had fallen. But don’t count her out yet. Like the proverbial phoenix that rises from the ashes Miss Maribe still has hopes, very big hopes.

Eric Omondi reminisces about meeting and going on first date with Jacque Maribe

She recently spoke to her fans on her Instagram page during an Instalive Q and A session with Mista Dru. In it, she addressed her future considering she hadn’t been in front of our television screens for nearly one year.

Jacque Maribe
Jacque Maribe

On the question of whether she would be willing to go back to mainstream media to reclaim her spot as a political journalist, Maribe said,

“Actually yeah. I really would. I gave myself a year and I think I’m good now. I have given my son enough attention to spend enough time with my family. I’m ready now.”

Jacque Maribe with her son, Zahari
Jacque Maribe with her son, Zahari

Maribe added that getting back on screen used to take a lot of energy from her but that she was ready for the challenge, “Is a lot for me. It takes a lot from me.”

Although it took a lot on her she said that the constant scrutiny she is put under by netizens is something she has grown used to. She takes the criticism as it comes and moves on and has grown a thick skin as a result.

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Eric Omondi reminisces about meeting and going on first date with Jacque Maribe

The Eric Omondi and Jacque Maribe relationship took a significant turn last year after the two celebrities admitted that they had a son together.

Before they came clean that Zahari was their son, there had been a lot of speculation that Eric was the baby daddy but also that he was paying child support for him.

Eric Omondi with his son Zahari
Eric Omondi with his son, Zahari

Since then, the co-parents have been seen together a lot more and haven’t been afraid to spend time together even during this quarantine period.

The comedian recently spoke to Reverend Lucy Natasha on her YouTube channel where he had the opportunity to share new details about his relationship with the former Citizen TV presenter, speaking particularly about how he had met the mother of his only kid.  A story we might have heard in the past but that is still fascinating to hear again nonetheless.

Jacque Maribe with Eric Omondi and Zahari in front of their airplane
Jacque Maribe with Eric Omondi and Zahari in front of their airplane

“That is the question I’m asked most, some Kenyans just want to know about me and Maribe… We met at Radio Africa (in 2011). I was working at Radio Jambo and she was at Kiss TV.”

They then became friends first before they went on their first date at Sarit Center.

“Alikuwa reporter Kiss TV. Tukapatana tukakuwa marafiki sana. Tukaenda date pale Java Sarit Center. Tukawa marafiki na mimi nikatoka hata yeye akatoka akenda Citizen. Since then were tight. We’re the best of friends na sisi tunajiambia kila siku whatever happens, we’ll remain best of friends. Tunajikumbusha kila siku. She’s a true friend,” Eric told Natasha.

Eric-Omondi and Jacque Maribe together in the past
Eric-Omondi and Jacque Maribe together in the past

Eric who had been single after his public break-up from Chantal in early 2019 also revealed what he qualities he looks for in a woman when on a first time date – so ladies take notes;

According to the comedian, how a lady will treat a waitress or guard – will always determine how she carries herself: and this is why first dates remain important to Eric. He went on to conclude saying;

“I wish to date or work with someone with respect. If I am meeting you for the first time, U would watch how you treat strangers and especially waiters or security men. That tells a lot.”

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These are some of the men that Jacque Maribe has been romantically linked with

Jacque Maribe is one of the most influential female journalists the country has ever produced. The mother of one was the shining star at Citizen TV until a fateful incident in September 2018 put a stop to those plans.

Jacque Maribe
At State House

Before she became linked as a murder suspect in the death of Monica Kimani,  Jacque had a stellar journalistic career and also storied romantic liaisons with different men.

Who are they and could have been a foreshadowing of the trouble she had when choosing future mates, an issue that had concerned her father?

From Jacque Maribe to Betty Kyallo: The troubled love lives of Kenyan screen queens

They are:

Eric Omondi

The two dated for a period of time with the rumour going around for many years that he was the baby daddy of her son, Zahari. That rumour was confirmed last year when the couple came clean for all and sundry to see with Eric and Jacque posting images of their son on the respective social media pages.

Eric Omondi with Jacque Maribe and their son
Eric Omondi with Jacque Maribe and their son

Dennis Itumbi

The ex-state house official enjoys a wonderful relationship with Jacque even posting some heartwarming comments about when her legal emerged in 2018-Even been dubbed poet laureate Itumbi for his numerous poems to her.

Itumbi and Maribe
Itumbi and Maribe

There are also photos from the past that show that Itumbi and Jacque in a passionate kiss.

Itumbi and Maribe
Itumbi and Maribe

David the Student

The comedian who was found conning people in 2018 was rumoured to have dated the T.V anchor. There is a photo of the two together in a very very very friendly pose.

David the Student and Jacque
David the Student and Jacque

Joe Irungu

This is the man I think that Jacque might regret dating the most. Her one-time fiance proposed to her in an internet-breaking proposal that had most Kenyan women green with jealousy.

Jacque-Maribe-and-Jowie
Jacque Maribe and Jowie

The two ultimately broke up. Since then, Jacque has been single focussing on raising her son Zahari.

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I’m so blessed to be your mum! Jacque Maribe tells her son on his 6th birthday

Jacque Maribe had one of the most transcendent television careers before the rough patch she experienced in late 2018. Since then Jacque has experienced remand prison, resigned from her job and broken up with a fiancé.

The best thing you ever gave me was our son – Jacque Maribe tells Eric Omondi

While she might have experienced a lot of change in her life during that period, one thing has remained constant for her-the love of her baby boy, Zahari.

Jacque Maribe
Jacque Maribe

The former Citizen TV anchor sent out a heartwarming message to her son Zahari as he turns a year older.

Jacque Maribe with her son, Zahari
Jacque Maribe with her son, Zahari

In her Instagram message, Ms Maribe said words could not explain how much joy Zahari has brought into her life, noting that the six years he had been alive had been a beautiful journey for them both.

Her message read,

“My darling Zee, words will never be enough to express how much joy you have brought into my life. I’m so blessed to be your mum. It has been 6 years of a beautiful journey together, and those close to our hearts. I have so much gratitude to God, to my family and close friends, and to you, because motherhood is no mean feat. I will love you beyond the depths of the earth. Happy 6th love of my life Zahari, here’s to us!! @catewamaribe I see you mami 😁😁😁,” she wrote.

Jacque Maribe with her son, Zahari
Jacque Maribe with her son, Zahari

Eric Omondi

A few months ago, Ms Maribe disclosed that her son’s father was comedian Eric Omondi after years of speculation. Since then the co-parents have spent time together even going on holidays with their son, bringing up the question of why Eric wasn’t at his son’s birthday?

Eric Omondi with Jacque Maribe and their son
Eric Omondi with Jacque Maribe and their son

Maybe he was busy? Who knows?

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How does he do it? Eric Omondi explains his close friendships with exes Jacque and Chantal

Eric Omondi is one man who interests me deeply. Why? The way he is able to maintain close friendships with women he has been involved with in the past. I know I can’t! It is block and delete for me!

This is something I have asked him about in the past and he explained that he didn’t understand why men and women couldn’t be close friends even after breaking up.

Eric Omondi looking great
Eric Omondi looking great

This close friendships with his exes; Jacque Maribe and Chantal Graziano have raised eyebrows in the past. Anyway since Eric Omondi confirmed he was Maribe’s baby daddy; there have been a lot of questions as fans demand to know how the comedian manages to juggle his exes who also happen to be on good terms with each other.

Lucy Natasha interviewing Eric Omondi
Lucy Natasha interviewing Eric Omondi

The entertainer spoke about this topic while speaking to Reverend Lucy Natasha on her Live IG session to set the record straight. Eric was so amazed at her interview prowess he wrote after the interview,

“You are such an Awesome Interviewer.. Was so comfortable talking and sharing with you…Ubarikiwe and I am coming for my Miracle soon😊😊😊. Baraka🙏”

No social distancing – Jacque Maribe and Eric Omondi hang out watching movies

Back on topic

Eric revealed that he wasn’t dating anyone due to personal reasons but hinted that his ex-girlfriend, Chantal might have broken up with him over an issue of infidelity.

Eric Omondi and Chantal Grazioli
Eric Omondi and Chantal Grazioli

He also said he and Chantal are on good terms at the moment and it isn’t hard for him to have the friendship. Don’t forget the two share custody of their cat, Smoothy Omondi.

While with Jacque the two share custody of their son, Zahari. The two are so close they even go for trips and vacations together.

Jacque Maribe with Eric Omondi and Zahari in front of their airplane
Jacque Maribe with Eric Omondi and Zahari in front of their airplane

So how does maintain these close friendships? It is just who he is.

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No social distancing – Jacque Maribe and Eric Omondi hang out watching movies

Co-parents Jacque Maribe and Eric Omondi are showing that during this period of the COVID-19 pandemic, spending time with loved ones is very important.

The best thing you ever gave me was our son – Jacque Maribe tells Eric Omondi

The two media personalities who share a son called Zahari, were recently spotted spending time together in what looked to be in Erics home.

In the quickly deleted photo that was posted on Jacque Maribe’s page, the two are seen chilling as they watched a few movies together.

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The journalist shared a photo of herself leaning on Eric. Jacque had a very casual look kinda day and remained bare-faced wearing a comfortable white vest.

The single mum let her hair down and quickly switched into couch potato mode as she and the award-winning comedian posed for a cute photo to stunt on the gram. Eric seemed happy and eager to catch up with the lady he often refers to as his best friend.

“So how are you guys spending quarantine in the house today? Eric Omondi said we should watch a movie,” Jacque captioned the photo.

The journalist with Eric Omondi
Jacque Maribe with Eric Omondi

The fans then let loose with a lot of hilarious comments with one of them naughtily suggesting that they should act one instead of watching.

Another curious fan asked why Jacque was always the one posting images of her baby daddy and not the other way around, noting that even Eric should do the same himself.

Eric Omondi with Jacque Maribe and their son
Eric Omondi with Jacque Maribe and their son

The two have maintained a positive relationship through the years with Eric standing with Jacque during the tumultuous 2018-2019 period when she emerged as a murder suspect.

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Jacque Maribe’s mega cute and random birthday wish for Itumbi

 

Jacque Maribe and Dennis Itumbi are besties no doubt.

Itumbi has been there for Jacque ever since she was jailed and appearing in court over the murder of businesswoman Monica.

He often penned messages to her to encourage her in trying times, and Kenyans trolled him for being a softie. He wrote so much that we all murmured they could be lovers.

You are a FIRE – Dennis Itumbi tells Maribe in hearfelt birthday poem

Anyho it’s Dennis Itumbis birthday and Jacque is returning the love poem favor.

She wrote to him that

Dear @dennisitumbi,

No poetry today,

No review of the year that’s been,
No promises for the future that is,
Just appreciation, heartfelt, for a friendship that stands pure and true.

Happy birthday my bestie @dennisitumbi here’s to many, many more.

Jacque Maribe and Dennis Itumbi together
Jacque Maribe and Dennis Itumbi together

‘Well done sweetie!’ Jacque Maribe praises Dennis Itumbi, here is why

After this ‘poem’ Jacque was forced to defend her actions when one person asked about the number of lovers she has had.

She slammed the fan asking if it is bad for one to experience love. Lakini nini husumbua watu?

Anyway bora uhai as we love to say. Happy birthday Itumbi, and thank God for friends like Jacque.

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Jowie Irungu’s father to sell parcel of land for son’s release

Jowie Irungu might have been granted his heart’s deepest desires when the court granted him bail and bond terms that would get him released if he fulfilled them.

But getting the money to pay for his Sh.2 million bail has become a mountain too much for the former fiance of Jacque Maribe, as his friends and family have not been able to raise the funds.

Jowie Irungu speaking with Jacque Maribe's father in court
Jowie Irungu speaking with Jacque Maribe’s father in court

Jowie who was arrested in September 2018 over the murder of businesswoman Monica Kimani was granted bail on Thursday, February 13, after spending over 18 months in jail.

‘Long Overdue’ Itumbi tells Jowie Irungu after release on bail

Immediately after he was granted bail, his friends and family launched an online fundraising initiative to raise the money but it wasn’t to be.

The murder suspect in court
The murder suspect in court

Jowie’s sister, Nelius Irungu, told K24 TV, “We have raised KSh80, 000 so far through the funds-collection initiative. A good part of that money, was raised by Joseph’s friends. Most sent at least KSh100 or KSh200,” said Jowie’s sister.

She added;

“I urge Kenyans to share with us any amount of money, and we guarantee transparency on how the funds will be used. We are not out to con anyone; we are just pleading for assistance,” added Nelius. She further disclosed the family was considering to sell a parcel of land to raise money for the bail. “Our dad has a parcel of land that can be sold to raise some money which will go towards securing my brother’s freedom. We are waiting for land valuers to tell us how much the land can fetch. We could use that land as part of Joseph’s bond,” she said.

Jowie Irungu in prison
Jowie Irungu in prison

Irungu had been charged alongside his former girlfriend and journalist Jacque Maribe and his earlier efforts to get bail were futile because he was considered a flight risk and had no permanent residence or gainful employment besides being a threat to key witnesses.

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I can offer him flowers for him to give on Valentine’s – Itumbi says about Jowie

Dennis Itumbi recently spoke to Kiss100 and had a lot of interesting things to say. The man had turned up to support Chipukeezy’s new comedy club and he didn’t disappoint with his answers that ranged from topics like Jacque Maribe and Jowie Irungu.

Itumbi, Jacque and Jowie
Itumbi, Jacque and Jowie in the past

 

Itumbi who was there to support the comedy industry said it is the next big thing when it comes to Kenya’s economy. Dennis had some supportive words to say concerning Jowie;

Welcome to the free world. It is unfair that he stayed in there for a very long time. The constitution allows bail and bond terms to be granted to him. Most important message I want to put out is, we continue praying for justice. Justice for him for Jacque Maribe and for the late Monica and her family to finally get closure. By justice I mean for whoever murdered Monica should be judged by the courts and set to jail to rot there and whoever who did not participate in her murder should be freed and allowed to enjoy freedom as it should be.

Jowie Irungu and Dennis Itumbi in court
Jowie Irungu and Dennis Itumbi in court

He added saying that it is a great time to be released, just before Valentine’s day, saying that he would be willing to help Jowie give flowers to a lady that he wanted.

‘Long Overdue’ Itumbi tells Jowie Irungu after release on bail 

And concerning Jacque, the person you undoubtedly care most about when it comes to Itumbi, the political strategist spoke about his relationship with Eric and the former Citizen TV presenter:

To KOT, Jacque is my friend. We are best friends we hang out a lot her family and my family are friends and we will remain with our friendship. With Eric Omondi, we are also friends. We support each other’s businesses. Social media can use anything to create content.

Dennis Itumbi
Dennis Itumbi

Dennis also mentioned that he is still waiting for God to wrap his gift, a wife, and give him but for now he is living his best life.

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‘Long Overdue’ Itumbi tells Jowie Irungu after release on bail 

 

Kenyans on Twitter have long been campaigning that Jowie Irungu should be set free, arguing that others with lesser crime accusations have been granted bail.

He trended on social media so many times, but cries KOT said supposedly fell on deaf ears.

Well the day for Jowie has finally arrived.

The court has granted him a Sh2million bail and was given an alternative bond of Sh3m and released on Thursday by a Milimani Law court.

Making the ruling, Justice James Wakiaga said there are no compelling reason to deny the accused bail.

Dennis Itumbi wrote an emotional message welcoming him

Welcome to the free world Jowie. Being granted bail was long overdue. We will continue praying that justice is done for all, the late Monica, Jacque and yourself.

Maribe’s former house-help reveals details of the night Jowie shot himself

Jacque Maribe was granted bail in 2018, while Jowie whom she dumped went back to remand.

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Maribe-Jacque-and-Jowie-in-court

Making the judgement Justice James Wakiaga ruled that Jacque Maribe should be released on a Ksh 2 million bond with 1 surety of the same amount.

The other option was a cash bail of Ksh 1 million with 3 sureties of the same amount.

The bail was however quite strict, and was set with these conditions:

1. Jacque Maribe cannot report news during this whole period.

2. She cannot discuss the issue, or be invited to interviews to discuss Monicah Kimani’s murder.

‘I panicked and ran back into my bedroom’ Jacque Maribe narrates how Jowie came home soaked in blood

3. She can’t meet anyone related to Monicah Kimani either direct or indirectly.

4. Accompany her advocate to her house and allow the investigating officer to take any photographic evidence, if he is not done with investigations before she is allowed into the house.

Jowie Irungu and Jacque Maribe in court
Jowie Irungu and Jacque Maribe in court

5. Cannot interview anyone involved in the case either directly or indirectly.

Many have made jokes about Dennis Itumbi and Jowie fighting for the attention of ex fiance Jacque Maribe, and Itumbi addressed this.

Jacque Maribe granted bail, as fiancé Jowie to stay in custody

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Tulisema 2020 no friend-zone! Itumbi told after posing with Maribe again

Jacque Maribe knows how to keep herself relevant in a world with a shorter attention span than a bored cat. What has she done know?

She and her bestest ever friend, poet laureate Dennis Itumbi decided to share one of those photos that always get Kenyans talking and speculating.

Dennis Itumbi hanging out with Jacque Maribe

Her Instagram caption read,

“Friendship is, and always will be us @dennisitumbi for rain, for shine, for getting through it all together,” read Ms. Maribe’s caption.

Eric Omondi’s cosy photo with ex Miss Chanty and Jacque Maribe

Dennis Itumbi also put the same picture on his Instagram page with the caption, “And my friend @jacquemaribe turned up to cheer up a friend. Asante.”

Jacque Maribe visiting Dennis Itumbi at the police station
Jacque Maribe visiting Dennis Itumbi at the police station in a file photo

And Kenyans took the bait like they always do throwing out the usual suspects like Eric Omondi and Jowie Irungu, asking Jacque what about them?

Eric Omondi with Jacque Maribe and Chantal Graziano
Eric Omondi with Jacque Maribe and Chantal Graziano

However many of the comments castigated Itumbi for being in the friend zone while others urged the two to get a baby pronto. Read some of those hilarious comments below;

iamominde Wewe pia sasa unatukanganya 😂😂. Anyways, your friendship is goals BTW.

bedankinuthia we know u guys still do irrigation to each other 😂

cenzo254 Huyu ndiye baba Mtoi sasa

jakodwar Kumbe this guy is still dipping his hands into the cookie jar 😂

mwachalawamalagho 🙇‍♂️Ngai utaambia baba mtoto nini

peter.ngure We are confused, kindly clarify: Are you friends or lovers?

jacquemaribe’s @peter.ngure we are the best of friends. It happens if you try it

drmwendwa Clearly he has never hit. Deep in the friendzone

jacquemaribe @drmwendwa clearly. Tuwache speculation sindio?

austin.nthei Dennis Itumbi tulisema 2020 no friend zone. You are officially barred from men conference. You are a different species. Nkt!!!

jacquemaribe @austin.nthei I already got him a ticket

catmina8 Na Eric omondi 🙄hahaha

ochiengbora Na jowie? 😢😢

kemboiandrew @jacquemaribe and @dennisitumbi hii mwaka hatutaki kudanganywa … Muanze mapema tupate mtoto October…. We’ve really waited as I.G in-laws…. the name of the kid shall be Jacitush

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You are a FIRE – Dennis Itumbi tells Maribe in hearfelt birthday poem

Dennis Itumbi is probably Jacque Maribe’s number one fan and bestest and bestest of friends. The digital strategist normally waxes gold when he speaks about the former Citizen TV presenter.

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Jacque-Maribe-Dennis-Itumbi in the past

And today was a perfect opportunity for Itumbi to exercise his penmanship drafting a letter that would make the poets of yonder stand proud.

Jacque Maribe seating
Jacque Maribe seating

Read the poet laureates lovely message to Jacque below;

Happy Birthday, Jacque Maribe,

You are a FIRE.

A Fire in your stage presence,

A Fire that has super hot flames,

Flames that keep them talking,

You are a Fire of beauty and sexy.

A Fire that sparks and sustains friendships,

A Fire, I gladly embrace and use to ink this poem,

A Fire that is so lovely to resist,

You are a Fire on top of a mountain,

Living life, couregously, powerfully and unapologetically

A Fire that refines your ore into Gold.

A Golden friend.

A Golden mum

A Golden trailblazer

So here an online hug, tight, endless and Forever.

Our Friendship, is our souls on Fire.

Burning the past into ashes, connecting us,

Soldering to the future, with the force of water down a waterfall…

Friends, planted right at the bull’s eye of our hearts, is what we are…

May you get endless Birthday kisses and triumphs…

You are a lovely FIRE..

I wish you Endless victory, may you warm our hearts.

Happy Birthday!

Jacque Maribe parties hard as she celebrates birthday (video)

Wow! I am tearing right now. Such a heart-rending poem! He should be nominated for another poetry award. Such talent.

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Jacque Maribe parties hard as she celebrates birthday (video)

Jacque Maribe’s new gig since she left her job at Citizen TV has been hosting karaoke at Lang’ata’s 1824 club. Yesterday her duties at 1824 weren’t in the hosting department but in partying as she celebrated her birthday in style.

Jacque Maribe birthday event
Jacque Maribe birthday event

Her caption before the event read;

Birthday parte after parte after parte. We start at Cahoots, we end up 1824. It is birthday week and we do it like we always do, happy, love, live, laugh. @mcstanoke see you in a bit.

Jacque Maribe birthday event
Jacque Maribe birthday event

To go along with the event, Jacque posted images and videos from the event that showed her enjoying herself and letting her hair down; A pleasant sight for many who know the roller-coaster year and a half the former T.V anchor has endured.

Jowie Irungu and Jacque Maribe in court
Jowie Irungu and Jacque Maribe in court

From being named as a suspect in the murder of Monica Kimani, to spending time in remand to then resigning from her prestigious Citizen T.V job, it has been a hell of an year for her.

So to see her smiling and having fun is great! Watch the videos below;

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