Maribe and her gang of friends
Maribe and her gang of friends

This past month has probably been the toughest one that Jacque Maribe has encountered in her whole life. After the murder of Monica Kimani, the subsequent police inquiry has seen Jacque and her boyfriend Joe Irungus become the prime suspects.

Jacque Maribe and Jowie at Milimani court
Jacque Maribe and Jowie at Milimani court

The result has been a stint for Jacque in our beautiful and well-manicured police stations. Then after her stay there she was placed in Langata Women’s Prison as a remandee.

During the period that she has been in these different facilities, one must wonder how has she kept it together? The answer is that she has had great friends and a family that has stood firmly behind her.

Jacque Maribe's parents
Jacque Maribe’s parents at Milimani court yesterday

According to Anmol Andore, “Relationships don’t last because of the good times; …they last because the hard times were handled with love and care.”

Who are these friends and family that have handled her with love and care?

Mwangi Maribe

Yes, he may be her father but that should be held against him as he has been a pillar and a steadfast influence during this trying period that his daughter is undergoing.

Jacque Maribe
Jacque with her father

Distinguished poet Dennis Itumbi

The prominent and drop-dead gorgeous Itumbi has been sending Maribe a lot of messages online trying to cheer her up.

Itumbi greeting Maribe
Itumbi greeting Maribe

Not only that, the very very attractive Itumbi has been going to most if not all her court appearances in support of Jacque. Such a lovely lovely man.

Terryanne Chebet

The media personality has known Jacque for a long time and can be described as her bosom friend.

TerryAnne Chebet
F-R: Kirigo Ngarua, Jacque Maribe, TerryAnne Chebet, Amani (Chebet’s daughter) and Monica Kiragu

She has also gone to bat for her after her legal issues and visited her in the various police stations according to a source that preferred to remain anonymous.

Kirigo Ng’arua

This is another warrior in Jacque’s corner. Rumour has it that the former Citizen T.V presenter might have warned Jacque of the dangers of dating Jowie.

TerryAnne Chebet
L-R: Monica Kiragu, Kirigo Ngarua, Amani, Shix Kapienga, Jacque Maribe and TerryAnne Chebet

Even in her friend’s mess, Kirigo is still supporting her with deep and touching messages like below:

Kirigo Ngarua's message to Jacque Maribe
Kirigo Ngarua’s message to Jacque Maribe


The gospel music has been to court severally. Who knew the two were so close? Maybe they associated working together for CItizen T.V.

Kambua in court
Kambua in court for her friend Jacque

That friendship has clearly bloomed if one looks at Kambua always being present whenever Miss Maribe is in court.

Shix Kapienga

Who can forget about her? The actress and radio presenter has not only known Jacque for a long time, she even helped plan her surprise engagement party with Terryanne Chebet and Monica Kiragu.

Maribe and Shix Kapeinga
Maribe and Shix Kapeinga

The friendship has not stopped there as she has been ever-present force visiting Jacque while locked up and also encouraging her with heart-warming messages.

Shix Kapienga
Shix Kapienga message

Some other friends who have shown support are Francis Gachuri, Monica Kiragu, Muthoni Wa Mukiri, Moses Kuria and Oliver Mathenge.

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