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Inside Jacque Maribe’s New Political Show That Will Rival Anne Kiguta’s Punchline

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Former Citizen TV news anchor and reporter Jacque Maribe announced on Friday August 7 her potential comeback to the screens with a new political show dubbed the Hot Seat.

Maribe will be returning to the screen after a two year sabbatical that was forced on her after she was charged with the murder of her boyfriend’s ex lover Monica Kimani.

She remained with Citizen TV for a while before she was forced to resign in July 2019 under unclear circumstances.

Former Citizen TV anchor Jacque Maribe. Source: Pulse Live Kenya

Part of her bail conditions blocked her from appearing on presenting news on TV but the orders do not apply to social media-based platforms.

Maribe’s show will be streamed on YouTube and on Facebook and is expected to tackle contemporary political issues through engaging interviews.

In a show promo seen by 254News.co.ke ,the journalist touched on her predicament after she was arrested and charged with murder.

“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,” she said.


The online show will be produced by veteran producer Sarah Mwangi who is known for her creativity and has produced great talents such as Betty Kyallo.

K24 Punchline host Anne Kiguta. Source: Ghafla

What makes it interesting though is how it will air an hour (Sunday 8pm) before Anne Kiguta’s Punchline show on K24 (Sunday 9pm), probably taking up a good share of the Kenyan audience.

Kiguta was the last standing journalist when K24’s parent company Mediamax Networks initiated a slew of mass firings in July 2020, sweeping away its entire newsroom.

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