Dennis Itumbi
Dennis Itumbi

Dennis Itumbi has been a rock in Jacque Maribe’s life this past year. The state house operative has been a constant reminder of what a “true friend” can be.

Fisi ama rafiki? Is Dennis Itumbi in love with Jacque Maribe or is he her greatest friend?

Jacque and Jowie
L-R: Dennis Itumbi, Jacque Maribe and Jowie in court

In the second half of 2018, his numerous posts about Maribe dominated the headlines with Dennis even claiming that he and Jacque had a friendship deeper than that of lovers(agape?):

SHE IS MY FRIEND AND SHE WILL BE FOREVER, AND I’M GLAD AM THERE FOR HER. SHE IS A BEAUTIFUL AFRICAN LADY AND ANY MAN WOULD WANT TO DATE HER, BUT FOR ME AND HER, WE ARE FRIENDS AND READY TO DEEPEN OUR FRIENDSHIP TO GO FAR.

Dennis Itumbi Jacque Maribe

I AM NOT JACQUE MARIBE’S EX-BOYFRIEND BECAUSE WE HAVE NEVER BEEN LOVERS, AND SHE HAS ALSO ANSWERED ABOUT THOSE ALLEGATIONS. OUR FRIENDSHIP IS BIGGER THAN LOVERS AND I CALL THOSE RUMOURS CINDERELLA STORIES…

Dennis Itumbi

Reactions from Kenyans were divided with some seeing him as the type of friend idealists dream of with cynics calling him out for what they considered his devious way of courting Maribe. The jury is still out about his motives, but one thing that is is the truth a photo can speak of.

Jacque and Itumbi in a file photo
Jacque and Itumbi in a file photo

Itumbi you see, before he became a poet laureate and a fatter in the cheeks was once a high school student who enjoyed reading his bible.

Dennis Itumbi
Dennis Itumbi

In 2015, he released a photo and many of his followers were eager to comment.

Dennis Itumbi
Dennis Itumbi

They said:

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Comments on Itumbi TBT

And we as the rabble-rousers that we normally are, decided to find out from our readers whether he would have stood a romantic chance with Jacque back then? Angetoboa? The hilarious responses are below:

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