Word on the grapevine has it that former Citizen TV news anchor Kirigo Ng’arua warned her friend Jacque Maribe about her murderous fiancé, Joseph Irungu, aka Jowie.

According to an unnamed source privy to Kirigo’s friendship with Jacque Maribe, Ms Kirigo was wary of the murder suspect and even had an altercation with him.

Kirigo was the only one who saw through Jowie for who he was. There was a time she had a public altercation with him because Jowie found out she was telling Jacque he is not worth her love. This altercation coloured their relationship going forward,” the source is quoted by Word Is.

The source also added that Kirigo was conspicuously missing during Jowie’s public proposal to Jacque Maribe.

Kirigo, however, did congratulate Maribe on her engagement.

“After all what could she do, they are friends first before Jowie was in the picture and even after he leave, she will still be close to Jacque,” the source added.

But Kirigo Ng’arua has neither denied nor confirmed the reports, refusing to comment altogether.

She said: “Who is that giving you that information? Then ask them their thoughts as well. I don’t want to comment about that.”

Jacque Maribe is still locked up at Gigiri police station and will be charged with the murder of businesswoman Monica Kimani.