The unfortunate story of Citizen’s Jacque Maribe has exposed the false lives most glamorous, pretty, smart and outgoing beauties who grace local television screens live.
One would argue that by virtue of appearing on screens during prime times,they are a target of moneyed personalities. Word has it that Politicians literally jostle for them.
The damsels are also said to be in a stiff competition over who draws in more viewers, who drives the latest car, the best fashion, etc.
Some have been accused of making outrageous demands of the men they date.
The arrest of Maribe fiancée, Joseph Kuria Irungu opened the lid on her life besides the fact that he was engaged to a trained killer.
Irungu is suspected to have killed Monica Nyawira Kimani in her apartment at Lamuria Gardens on Kitale Lane, off Denis Pritt Road. Police perusing a theory of robbery with violence. Aware the late had arrived from South Sudan and had dollars, Kimani wanted money to entertain Maribe.
That a handbag believed to have belonged to Ms Kimani was found in Maribe’s house only but fuel the theory.
Maribe has also been linked to renowned blogger and ex-State House digital and social media personality Dennis Itumbi, Comedians Eric Omondi, David The Student and journalist Oliver Mathenge.
Apart from switching jobs, K24 news anchor Betty Kyalo is famous for changing men, if stories going round social media platforms are to be believed.
Her highly publicized affair with Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho is said to have ended in a bitter manner with the Governor taking back everything he gave the damsel.
Betty took Joho’s arm after walking out of her marriage to fellow television star Dennis Okari.
In a candid interview with true love, she said she bonded with the governor on a common ground: that the governor was going through the same thing she was.
“He was going through the same thing, a separation, and we connected on that level. We tried to have something and it gave me comfort because we understood where we were with each other. He was easy to talk to, hang out and have fun with,” Betty said.
Betty walked out of the marriage to Okari to a fully furnished home in Nairobi’s Kilimani area, owning a BMW X6 and a Porsche Cayenne but cried when she was left with nothing.
Betty later sued Okari, then very close with Joho, for child support at the Milimani Children’s Court. The NTV Anchor has surrendered his life to Christ.
She has also been linked to a notorious City MP who is said to be keeping her nudes.
Just when Kenyans were expecting wedding bells between regal Casanova- president Uhuru Kenyatta’s nephew and personal assistant Jomo Gecaga to TV star Anne Nduta Kiguta, the affair came to a screeching halt.
This was after the TV siren deleted a video that she had uploaded wishing Jomo a happy Father’s Day last year.
Jomo, who is Uhuru’s nephew, reportedly took paternity leave in July 2016 when Kiguta delivered the twins, a boy and a girl.
Reports of the two being an item swirled when they attended a James Bond movie screening holding hands.
On Father’s Day in 2017, Kiguta posted a video of Jomo and her first born daughter, Wairimu from her previous relationship, having a daddy daughter moment and wished him a Happy Father’s Day.
Jomo is said to have dumped Kiguta for TV girl and model Lola Hannigan. She in March this year attended the invite-only 40th birthday party of Nana Gecaga, Jomo’s younger sister at the Billionaire Resort in Malindi, Anne was not on the guest list.
During the live tour of American musician Rick Ross at the Carnivore, Jomo took up a whole tent for his friends, with Hannigan by his side.
The 50 year old bachelor is also said to have fathered babies with different women including ex media girl Valentine Njoroge.
The celebrated TV presenter Lilian Muli was a subject of tabloids when reports claimed she was busted having sex at the parking lot of a popular hotel in Hurlingham on Valentine’s Day.
When the guards went to check what was going on, they were welcomed by strange noises as the sex anchor was being drilled by a well-built singer.
Lilian, according to reports, bribed the security guards with Sh10,000 but one loudmouthed guard leaked the information to other employees.
Lilian had been married to Moses Njuguna Kanene who proposed to her in a very dramatic way. One memorable Friday afternoon in November 28 2008, Moses showed up at the KTN offices. It was just minutes after the lunchtime news bulletin and Lillian had just completed her routine news reading. But a few years later they divorced. Adultery was one of the grounds for divorce.
She recently got another son with a tycoon Shabana FC chairman Jared Nevaton.
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