Television news anchor Jacque Maribe has quit Citizen TV. According to a report that appeared on Nation media Group’s Nairobi News, Ms. Maribe handed in her resignation this week citing ‘personal reasons’.
The popular news anchor is currently facing murder charges. Ms. Maribe and her fiance Joseph ‘Jowie’ Irungu are charged with killing Monica Kimani at her apartment in Kilimani on September 19.
She has been working at Citizen Tv as an editor after Justice James Wakiaga barred her from reading news or interviewing anybody regarding the murder case during the trial period.
Earlier on as the murder case began, Royal Media Services maintained that Jacque Maribe was still their employee despite the murder charge.
In a court filing, Citizen Tv wrote to the High Court of Kenya in support of her release non bail.
Managing Director Wachira Waruru said that Ms. Maribe has had a clean record adding that her character over the years is not questionable.
“Having engaged her for the last six years, and assessing her performance, we hereby vouch for her character and recommend for her admission to bail,” he said. “Due to her exceptional performance she has been appointed to the position of Friday’s prime time news anchor on the station.”
Mr. Waruru further explained that Ms. Maribe joined the company as a reporter on Citizen Television and was later promoted to the position of senior reporter on the same station. Arising from the promotion, she was assigned huge national and international events which she undertook successfully.
Maribe started her journalism career at K24 TV in 2009 after graduating from the University of Nairobi. She later worked as a political affairs reporter at Kiss TV from 2011 to 2012. She moved to Citizen TV in 2012 under the same title.