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Friends say Jacque Maribe’s bumpy ride started with covering Jubilee campaigns

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Had newscaster Jacque Maribe not been in a cell, and had the murder of Monica Kimani not have plunged her into trouble with authorities, the journalist could be preparing to pop up on TV screens later today.

If this was an ordinary Friday for her, she would have headed to her workplace along Dennis Pritt Road, her station for more than five years, preparing to read the prime time news this evening.

Colleagues say that at her workplace, Ms Maribe is not the person who crosses people’s paths. A senior figure at Citizen TV did not wish to discuss much about her when contacted.

‘HAS NO PRESSURE’

“She is just a good person,” said the colleague. “She is a good, easy going person who has no pressure; who knows what she is supposed to do.”

Another reporter, who has been with Ms Maribe at the political desk at the station for some time, said she is a woman who has a “very good relationship with everyone in the newsroom”.

But there are fellow journalists who believe Ms Maribe’s involvement in covering Jubilee Party campaigns may have placed her on a bumpy course.

A former television reporter said the campaigns for the 2017 General Election created a detour for Ms Maribe’s life, and her public persona as the journalist covering President Uhuru Kenyatta’s functions brought a mixed bag of goodies.

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One symptom of this, the ex-reporter said, is the frequenting of entertainment joints patronised by moneyed city dwellers, among them B-Club in Nairobi’s Kilimani.

But one close colleague of hers disputed the claim that Ms Maribe changed due to the campaigns, noting that she had covered even the 2013 rallies and come out focused.

MORE EXPERIENCE

“She was put there because she had more experience in covering political campaigns,” the colleague said.

On her Instagram account are snapshots of a bubbly mother of one who is proud of her moments at work and outside. In between the photos of her, taken in various areas and with various personalities, she has been uploading quotes on various realities of life.

One quote reads: “To win a moral victory at the expense of your sanity is dumb.”

Another says: “Having a soft heart in a cruel world is courage, not weakness.”

That the world is cruel is a fact one of her colleagues pointed out, else there would not be the many “baseless” rumours being posted about her. Time will tell how her courage will measure up against the twists and turns of the case.

Ms Maribe is in custody at the Gigiri Police Station following orders issued on Monday by Kiambu Principal Magistrate Justus Kituku. Police treat her as a suspect regarding the September 19 murder of 28-year-old Monica Kimani.

READ ALSO:   VIDEO: Maribe and father moment in court warms the hearts of Kenyans

Detectives suspect there is a criminal motive in Ms Maribe’s actions with and around Joseph “Jowie” Irungu, her fiancé who is also the main suspect in Ms Kimani’s murder.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Mr Irungu proposed to Ms Maribe in June and photos of the moment lit up the social media. Before then, she had been rumoured to be in a relationship with Dennis Itumbi, a key communications figure in the Uhuru-Ruto government.

“A great person; a friend who sacrifices all for friends,” said Itumbi. Body language experts may not have much material to gauge what was going on in her mind as she relayed the news as she wore the signature coy face and steely pose that news anchors are known to strike.

Ms Maribe worked at two TV stations before joining Royal Media Services. Last year, she received a Head of State Commendation from the President.

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Televangelist James Ng’ang’a arrested for “threatening Linus Kaikai”

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Controversial televangelist James Ng’ang’a of Neno Evangelism was Sunday night arrested for threatening Citizen TV journalist Linus Kaikai.

Pastor Ng’ang’a was picked up from his church in Nairobi at the junction of Haile Selassie Avenue and Mombasa Road and locked up at Muthaiga Police Station after Kaikai had complained he felt threatened following a video footage that the pastor produced attacking him.
Police said he was praying with other worshipers when he was picked up after being informed of his crime at about 11pm.
Police said Ng’ang’a will be arraigned later.

In a viral video released last week, the pastor, dressed in military-like regalia and calling himself a “Chief General Commander” threatened unexplained “consequences” believed to be directed at Kaikai.
Kaikai, who is one of the panelists in a news show, News Gang, went viral with his take seeking to regulate pastors he referred to as spiritual fraudsters who are profiting off unsuspecting Kenyans.
“The people behind these so called churches have gone rogue in the name of Jesus, in the name of God,” Kaikai said.

“We are dealing with thieves not men of God. These are cold blooded evangelical vampires living off the blood of their flock in the name of Jesus. They are conmen who must have their date with our police and our law courts. Some of them preach prosperity but only they profit.”
“To these characters, Sunday, a day ordained as the Lord’s Day of rest and worship has become the most profitable day on the trading floor. Offerings flow like a mighty river and onward into their private accounts in the Lord’s name.”

READ ALSO:   Citizen TV anchor Maribe released on bail, fiancé Jowie to stay in prison

Kaikai listed few instances when pastors have made the news for conning members of their churches and minting millions off illegal schemes.
This prompted Ng’ang’a to shoot his video with the attacks on Kaikai.
“I am telling you like a Chief General Commander, you have to stop that, if you don’t stop you will face the consequences…” said Pastor Ng’ang’a.
“…. I can’t hide you but you can hide me.”

-standardmedia.co.ke

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DJ Mo slams haters for fueling rumours of his ‘troubled’ marriage to Size 8

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Gospel DJ Mo has for the first time responded to rumours of him ‘cheating’ on his wife of five years, celebrated gospel musician Size 8 Reborn.

Sometime last year rumors circulated alleging that Size 8 had walked out of their matrimonial home after she found out Mo’s alleged infidelity.

The claims were almost made believable when DJ Mo later appeared on NTV’s weekly comedy show, The Wicked Edition, where he admitted that at some point in their marriage, Size 8 left their home from for about a week after a disagreement.

Size 8 would later appear in a radio interview to defend her husband, terming the claims as false although she admitted that their marriage is not perfect.

‘HATUACHANI’

All this time DJ Mo remained silent on the allegations until recently when he weighed in on the matter while attending the Malaika Tribute Awards.

While telling off his critics, DJ Mo said they should be ashamed of themselves for fueling the rumours as his family is still intact.

“Everyone is entitled to their opinion and so if we are still together someone should be ashamed. Hatuachani,” DJ Mo said.

The couple, who got married in a private civil wedding at the Attorney General’s Chambers, just weeks after Size 8 announced her salvation, are blessed with one daughter Wamboi.

READ ALSO:   Jowie and Jacque: Mjengo man’s ID in Monica Kimani's murder

Last year they lost their unborn child through miscarriage.

source:nairobinews

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VIDEO: Marking her 30th birthday, Betty Kyallo spills the beans about her personal life.

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To mark her 30th birthday, K24 news anchor Betty Kyallo has spilled the beans about her personal life.

In a tell it all interview with comedian Jalang’o on Friday, Betty talked about her life, career and marriage to NTV investigative journalist and news anchor Dennis Okari.

Among the issues she talked about was her baby daddy’s (Dennis) recent nuptials and rumours about the bride having been her maid of honuor during her wedding to Dennis.

“I wish nothing but the best for Okari and his new bride. Because I moved on with my life since our divorce and managed to find happiness again. And I would not want him to still be affected by our separation but to be able to move on and find happiness like I did,” Betty said during the interview.

“And about that rumour that has been going around that my ex’s bride was my maid of honour at my wedding to Okari is just lies. I do not know her, and we have never met before. The maid of honour at my wedding was gospel artiste Rosy Ohon,” she added.

However, what has left netizens with raised eyebrows was Betty’s mother’s comments during the show.

READ ALSO:   Citizen TV anchor Maribe released on bail, fiancé Jowie to stay in prison

UNHEEDED WARNING

Betty’s mother said she warned her celebrity daughter about something in the past but she did not listen to her.

This in turn led to things not working out in Betty’s life.

She however wasn’t specific in the matter, leaving it to the audience to speculate whether her warning had to do with Betty’s failed marriage or her romantic relationship with a prominent public figure at the time of her marriage.

According to media reports, it is alleged that Betty dated Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho, although she has in the past neither accepted or denied the allegations.

Well, that was until last night when Jalang’o probed her about the matter.

Here is how part of Betty’s conversation with Jalang’o went:

Jalang’o: After dating the governor you know you can only date a president.

Betty: No no no, that is not true.

Jalang’o: You can’t go below that.

Betty: Who said first of all I am happy (giggles uncontrollably as Jalango continues to taunting her). I’m happy financially, I said I would never date anyone who is in the public limelight again.

Source: Nairobi News

 

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