Jacque Maribe Hints At Contesting 2022 Elections

  • Former Citizen TV anchor Jacque Maribe in an Instagram post on December 19, 2019
    Former Citizen TV anchor Jacque Maribe in an Instagram post on December 19, 2019
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  • Former Citizen TV anchor Jacque Maribe hinted at joining politics and running for a political seat in the 2022 elections during an Instagram interview with entertainer Andrew Siro popularly known as DJ Mista Dru on Tuesday, June 30. Maribe quit Citizen TV in July 2019. 

    Maribe was asked whether she would contest for a seat in Murang'a County, with focus on the Kiharu parliamentary seat or Murang'a Women Representative post.

    Jubilee's Ndindi Nyoro and Sabina Chege are the incumbents holding the respective seats.

    "It is an opportunity. Given the opportunity why not? I have not ruled it out but what I am saying is I have not officially declared it," she stated.

    Jacque Maribe (left) with comedian Fred Omondi (right) at a Nairobi entertainment joint in December 2019
    Jacque Maribe (left) with comedian Fred Omondi (right) at a Nairobi entertainment joint in December 2019
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    Maribe added that she received numerous support and backing from both friends and followers to contest for a political. However, she had not yet ascertained whether she was prime for politics.

    "I’m receiving a lot of messages with people asking if I will run. You never know. The proper response from me is, 'See you at the finish line!" Maribe played cagey.

    The former news anchor hails from a political background as her father Maribe Mwangi contested for Kiharu parliamentary seat in 2007 but lost to Barnabas Muturi Mwangi of Sisi Kwa Sisi Party. 

    In 2018, Maribe also left her followers guessing on whether she would run for politics after she hosted several women in Murang'a County.

    She also played coy with her interests, stating that she would delve into politics at the right moment.

    “It is something I would be interested in when the time is right," she stated. 

    Maribe is currently out of remand on bail after being allegedly entangled in the murder of businesswoman Monica Kimani, alongside Jowie Irungu.

    Maribe was released in October 2018, with Jowie Irungu securing his freedom seventeen months later, in March 2020. 

    Digital Strategist Dennis Itumbi (left) with Jacque Maribe (left) in court in 2019
    Digital Strategist Dennis Itumbi (left) with Jacque Maribe (left) at a Nairobi court in 2019
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