Comedian Eric Omondi has taken to social media to reveal rare details regarding the paternity of a child he allegedly sired with TV journalist Jacque Maribe. According to him, he met Jacque in 2012 and after an office party, one thing led to another.
“So, we met at Radio Africa in 2012. I was working at Radio Jambo and Jacque was working at Kiss TV. So, one random night after a Radio Africa Staff Party and after a few bottles of whiskey and wine glasses Jacque and I happened,” he wrote in part.
Eric further revealed that after the encounter, Jacque reached out to him claiming that she was pregnant. At this point, he says he suggested a DNA test which Jacque allegedly declined. He went on to claim that throughout Jacque’s pregnancy, they barely saw each other and later reconnected a few months after the baby was born.
“She then tells me "It doesn't matter the mother always knows who the father is and that I am the father!!! 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. I asked her for a DNA test so that I could comfortably be part of the baby's life and SUPPORT fully. She got very offended and refused my request,” he added.
Since then, according to Eric, Jacque has completely refused to carry out a DNA test, seven years down the line. He however added that he is willing to step up and be fully present in the child’s life but only after a DNA test.
“For seven years I have begged Jacque to allow us have a DNA Test and she has continually refused!!! I don’t mind supporting the child but if you want me to be fully present and supportive, if you want me to be a father. Then we have to do the right thing,” he added.
Barely a year ago, Jacque revealed through social media that she has a child with Eric. Sharing more details, the TV journalist added that they both chose to actively raise their son through joint effort and they both love each other as parents.
“Yes. To all the questions on call and my messages and DM's. Ati ‘are you back with Eric and are you upset with Eric?’ I do have a child with @ericomondi and we love him to the end of the world. We speak a lot, for hours,” she wrote, adding that, “We have chosen to raise our beautiful son in our way, not excepting anyone to understand us. We love each other as parents. Leo tea is just tea.”
Eric Omondi does not specify the date of the random night and Maribe's son was born on May 14, 2014.