Jacque Maribe Announces Comeback

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.
Jacque Maribe

Former TV journalist Jacque Maribe has announced that she might soon be coming back to the screens after a five-year hiatus after she was charged with murder in the Monica Kimani case alongside her boyfriend Joseph Irungu alias Jowie.

The ex-Citizen TV Friday prime news anchor has announced her comeback to active media production months after taking a long break, with a court case hanging on her neck.

Maribe has revealed that production will be similar to an earlier show where she conducted interviews with notable dignitaries such as Defence CS Aden Duale and Members of Parliament.

Some of the productions dubbed the Jacque Maribe show have been shared in the past on her Instagram account adding that the new phase would be bigger.

Media personality Jacque Maribe and Joseph 'Jowie' Irungu
Former Citizen TV Journalist Jacque Maribe and Joseph Itrungu appearing in court on Wednesday, February 11, 2022.

Maribe captioned a message on her IG page with 'There are no photographs while I'm reloading'.

She has not indicated whether she will be making a comeback on live TV or streaming channels such as YouTube.

Ex-TV stars have resorted to starting their own shows on streaming sites to capture the next generation of content consumers. Some have succeeded while others are still struggling. 

"September 1 2022, I chose to only do stories here on IG. Well, shouldn't that change now on September 1, 2023? The sabbatical ends. Loading," she posted.

Maribe began the Jacque Maribe Show years after she left Citizen TV following the court case. Apart from politicians, she has also hosted policymakers such as Ezekiel Mutua.

Maribe was charged alongside her former boyfriend Joseph Irungu alias Jowie - who is the primary suspect in the murder.

High Court judge, Lady Justice Grace Nzioka will deliver the court's judgment on October 6 following the completion of the summons by the prosecutor and defense counsels.

Both Maribe and Jowie have denied any involvement in the murder.  

Businesswoman Monica Kimani
An image of the late businesswoman Monica Kimani who died on September 19, 2018 at her Kilimani apartment.
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