The debate surrounding the relationship between State House operative Dennis Itumbi and Citizen TV journalist Jacque Maribe will surely not die anytime soon even after Itumbi confirmed that they are just friends.
Itumbi has been trolled mercilessly for his unwavering support for Jacque Maribe.
Kalenjin comedy group better known as “propesa” has also weighed in on the debate with a hilarious video. In the video, one of the members of the group is heard asking where Itumbi slept after securin Maribe’s release from Langata women’s prison.
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In his response to all the social media trolls, Itumbi says that he is infact ready to deepen her friendship with Jacque Maribe.
Asked if he is hoping to take the friendship to another level, Itumbi said: “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.
“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.
“Jacque has been my friend and I even hosted her baby shower and so many things that we have done together.”
Justice James Wakiaga on Tuesday granted Maribe a Sh1 million bail with three sureties. However, Maribe could not immediately leave prison, as verification of surety documents was slow.
In his ruling, Justice James Wakiaga indicated that there was no indication that she is a flight risk and Prosecution did not prove that she would interfere with witnesses.
“Based on the materials placed I am unable to agree with the prosecution that Maribe will interfere or abscond court or act in any manner prejudicial” ruled Justice Wakiaga.
The court however directed that Maribe should not read news during the period that the case is fixed for hearing.
“That the 2nd accused shall not make any contact with witnesses either directly or indirectly until determination of the case,” ruled Justice Wakiaga.