Dennis Itumbi and Jacque Maribe [Photo: Courtesy]

The Secretary of Innovation, Digital and Diaspora Communication in the Office of the President Dennis Itumbi has once again penned a poem to TV personality Jacque Maribe.

Celebrating her birthday today, December 18, Itumbi described Maribe as a 'fire of super-hot flames and beauty'.

Itumbi praised Maribe for her resilience amid a turbulent year affirming that not even the tribulations they have faced will jeopardise their bond.

Describing their friendship "as souls on fire", he added that they are friends ‘planted right at the bull's eye of their hearts’.

Here is the poem in full:

“Happy birthday, Jacque Maribe. You are a fire; a fire in your stage presence. A fire that has super-hot flames. Flames that keep them talking. You are a fire of beauty and sexy.

“A fire that sparks and sustains friendships, a fire, I gladly embrace and use to ink this poem. A fire that is so lovely to resist. You are a fire on top of a mountain. Living life, courageously, powerfully and unapologetically. A fire that refines your ore into gold. A golden friend. A golden mum

“A golden trailblazer. So here an online hug, tight, endless and forever. Our friendship, is our souls on fire. Burning the past into ashes, connecting us. Soldering to the future, with the force of water down a waterfall...

“Friends, planted right at the bull's eye of our hearts, is what we are... May you get endless birthday kisses and triumphs...You are a lovely fire. I wish you endless victory, may you warm our hearts. Happy Birthday!”

Once rumoured to be in a romantic relationship, the grapevine mill ground to a halt in July 2018 after she said yes to a proposal by Joseph ‘Jowie’ Irungu.

Maribe and Irungu’s whirlwind romance, however, hit a brick wall months later after they were charged with the gruesome murder of businesswoman Monica Kimani, 28, at her Lamuria Gardens apartment in Kilimani, Nairobi, on the night of September 19.

She is out on bond.