Former Citizen TV news anchor Jacque Maribe has opened up on challenges she faced before having her son Zahari.

Speaking during a recent interview with True Love Magazine, the media personality revealed that she suffered two miscarriages before giving birth to her son.

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She explained that she had septate uterus, a medical condition that triggered the miscarriages.

“I had almost gotten a baby before but I got a miscarriage. It was tough at the time because it was so new to me.

“Then we tried again, suffered a second miscarriage and didn’t know what was going on and our doctor said we have to probe further and they discovered that I had septate uterus,” she said.

The mother of one added that the doctor advised her to undergo a surgery in order to do away with the problem, but she instead opted to pray about it.

“I remember I panicked and said am not gonna do this, so it took while I can’t remember how many years and I remember every day I used to pray, and ask God what is too hard for you, I don’t have to have this surgery, that thing make it elastic, create space,” she added.

On how she discovered that she was pregnant, Maribe said that she had gone to an assignment in South Africa when she suddenly got sick.


When she returned home, the journalist went to hospital and did a number of tests and it later turned out that she was indeed pregnant.

“That was in 2013, I remember I got sick and I had gone to an assignment in South Africa, and my colleague told; are you pregnant? And I said stop it, because I know I can’t be.

“When I got home I was seriously sick. I went to hospital and did a number of tests and the Doctors comes and say congratulations,” she said.

She then informed her mother and her sister of her pregnancy first as she was not sure of the baby daddy’s reaction.

“I remember the first three people I shared the news with were my mother, my sister who was in Dubai and I wasn’t even sure if I should tell the baby daddy at the moment,” she stated.

On why she broke up with comedian Eric Omondi, Maribe explained that they were not in a serious relationship at the moment.

“Sometimes I don’t know what is wrong with our men, it is something I wanted and he was not the space he was at that particular time. We were both at very different places in out life’s, Eric is my friend and I don’t want to speak ill of him but we were not at a space where we were having a serious relationship

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“I think I had matured beyond his expectations. Now were are having his baby and he still want to have all the girls, the groupies… I think he still needed to explore and we agreed to go our separate ways but remain friends,” she explained.

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