Jacque Maribe returns to the media with a political show

Former Citizen TV anchor Jacque Maribe/ COURTESY


Former Citizen TV news anchor and political reporter Jacque Maribe is back.

Maribe announced her return in the media circles through a viral video on Friday, in which she introduced a new political show dubbed The Hot Seat.

Maribe returns after two years since left Citizen TV.

She was charged with the murder of Monica Kimani, a woman associated with her ex-fiancée Jowi Irungu.

Maribe was forced to resign in July 2019 after asking for an off day only for photos to surface of her visiting communications strategist and her friend Dennis Itumbi in a police cell.

In the murder case, part of her bail conditions blocked her from appearing on presenting news on TV. She thus remained in the Citizen TV newsroom for a while before she was forced to resign for what she said were “personal reasons”.

According to the promo, The Hot Seat show will be streamed on YouTube and other social media platforms such as Facebook.

At the time of her arrest and arraignment, Maribe’s star in the media was on the rise, especially her politics coverage on the backdrop of the 2017 General Election. She had also risen to be part of Citizen TV team of anchors.

“You feel like that everything is falling in place and everything is making sense until one day you have no idea what the world decides to do, you are in a standstill.”

“It has been a roller coaster of a rider trying to take it all in and trying to smile even when you can’t. But instead of giving it all up, you get back up and take it by the horns,” Maribe says in the video.

Sources say the show will be produced veteran ‘super producer’ Sarah Mwangi.

Reacting to the promo, Radio Africa Digital Editor Oliver Mathenge said,” I am really loving what my friends are doing by getting off their comfort zones and dusting themselves off ready to shine… and this latest one has made me super proud this morning.”

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