Eric Omondi regrets publicly disowning Jackie Maribe’s child
Eric Omondi says he regrets publicly arguing with Jackie Maribe over the paternity of her son.
In an online interview, the celebrated comedian adds his recent public spat with the TV girl had to happen to allow him ‘protect his brand’.
“I regret denying that child in public. I spoke about it and the blogs blew it out of proportion,” he said.
“I wanted to clean my brand since fake stories had been said about me. In the process, I tainted the child in bad light although that was my truth.”
“I was (then) advised to keep quiet. We did not solve the whole issue but I have a good relationship with the child and also with Jacque Maribe. She is a good friend.”
In 2021, Jacque Maribe accused the comedian, who prides himself as the president of comedy in Africa, of being a deadbeat dad.
The accusation raised varied reactions, with a section of Kenyans urging the comedian to man up.
The comedian retaliated by requesting a DNA test before he could take up the fatherly responsibility.
“We used protection and after two months she told me she was pregnant! I immediately ask her how since we used Protection??? She then told me ‘it doesn’t matter the mother always knows who the father is and that I am the father’,” he explained.
He went on to state that during the media personality’s pregnancy there was little or no communication and that it was only after the child was born that Maribe reached out to him.
“During the entire pregnancy, nothing happened and we barely saw each other. Roughly 4 months after the baby was born Jacque called me and asked me if I would help or be part of the baby’s life,” he said.