Jowie Irungu stunned Kenyans a few months ago when he unleashed his wife, a tall model with legs for days. Many wondered when the previously incarcerated Jowie had got such a beautiful woman. Not only that, that he also got married.
Many people have doubted the authenticity of the marriage, some calling it a sham done for clout and fame. But despite the uncertainty that their relationship elicited the two are still going strong.
Her message was filled with platitudes of wisdom, hope and belief in an Instagram post seen by Classic105 . She reminded him of how kind, God-fearing, innocent and sweet he was. The single mum then added that every mouth that gossiped Jowie would one day declare that he is innocent.
“The matter is still in court but there are some things I can talk about”
An one of these things is the little detail of just when they broke up, was it during the trial or before?
“For many women there is always that man you meet then things go south” she painfully began recounting her love journey with Jowie in 2018.
“This man was that person for me, the one that you feel like if i ever had regrets this is it, if regrets was a person this is it, i dont like to speak about him coz people are gonna say oh your bitter, I just don’t talk about him out of respect for him moving on. I want to correct the fact that he said we broke up when we were in prison, we had broken up before prison, he is not someone would like to mudsling, and I will talk about it wholey when the case is over. I have heard so many stories about our breakup, but we will talk later”
She also spoke about meeting him for the first time and instantly liking him
“He was very nice. I will never come out and say anything contrary to that, and I think it’s important to know someone, I knew him for a year, at the time, I felt I knew him and I thought at the time we were ready and he never pressured me. and without getting into details because of the gag order everything was going well in my career path, until one day when time stood still”
During the interview, she said that she doesn’t care about him and that she can’t talk about him because of the directives given from court over their case, and that there is no way of talking about him without talking about what happened.
“I don’t talk about that man. One, because we have a court gag and there is no way of speaking about him and not giving details of what happened. And second, I just don’t really care about him at all,” said Jacque Maribe.
A few weeks ago Jowie himself told Jalang’o that they ended their relationship when he was still in prison.
“I decided not to. Ile tu you know we broke up while I was still inside. Being content is the best thing and for me nothing moved because I still had my Jah (God) in me… We don’t talk maybe check up on, once in a blue moon,” said Jowie.
Compared to Jacque’s dismissive answer to True Love about Jowie, his seems tame and very diplomatic. Why could that be?
My theory is that Jacque might see that her past relationship with Jowie cost her more than she had ever bargained for-She lost time to the still-ongoing court case, went to remand prison for some time, lost her lustre as the premier female political journalist.
Before she met him everything was flowing smoothly for the high-flying journalist. The sky was the limit for her nut her dalliance with the muscly Jowie Irungu hasn’t turned out the way she wanted.
And all because of one bad relationship. Her answer to True Love reveals someone who has done a lot of soul-searching and reflection-That has led her to completely severe any ties to the man who was at one time the man she would spend the rest of her life with.
Jowie is charged with the murder of business lady Monicah Kimani together with his ex-fiance Jacque Maribe.
He spent almost two years behind bars and was released by High Court Judge James Wakiaga on a Sh2 million cash bail on February 13, 2020.
His fans have advised him to stay away from social media and allow his wife Ella to manage him to avoid reading the negative comments that are made about him.
Check out some of the comments from his fans;
gachambimuthoni: You have the power to fight that demon back.Because God has not given us the Spirit of Fear, but He has given us the Spirit of Power, the Spirit of Love, and the Spirit of Sound Mind. So you are free from depression in Jesus Mighty Name.
maggiemegan7: Depression is real, if I were you I would let Ella manage the social media accounts, keep off these platforms. You really need to concentrate on healing yourself, pray a lot otherwise the harsh words that people say about you can cause a relapse.
seraphine_nm: Victory belongs to Jesus, and at the cross, he said ‘it is finished’ 😇
osesojb:I remember when we used to sing in the choir I always enjoyed when you were around coz you used to make us laugh hapo kwa microphones yet we were not supposed to.
Jowie Irungu and wife model Micabelella have been the subject of break-up rumours this past week. This came about after the two decided to unfollow each other on Instagram. Not only that, but the two also deleted photos of each other at the same time.
In this age of social media, this is normally a worrying sign, that portends the potential end of a relationship. But it seems that their relationship is still going strong and this was confirmed by the tall model herself on her Instagram page, writing,
PREMIUM DISAPPOINTMENTS AND CONFUSIONS 🤣🤣🤣 is all you will get if you continue minding; OUR BUSINESSES negatively 😊 Good morning from my sibling and I @jowie.irungu_official 👑.
But while their relationship might still be going strong there are some who felt that Jowie wasn’t the right man for her. Let’s not forget that Jowie is still the prime suspect in the death of business-lady, Monica Njeri.
One fan even went as far as warning the mother of one that it would end in tears, writing,
It will surely end in tears 😪😪😪 am only pitying you lady coz the man said on national radio when you were with him on an interview that he doesn’t love you he respects you….. Endelea kujaribu jaribu the holy spirit that guided you to him will help you move on for the mean time keep enjoying.
I would venture to say that Ella is showcasing her Christ-like nature and virtue as she dates Jowie. Jesus forgave Peter for sins that he had done, why wouldn’t Ella do the same and “forgive” Jowie-for things that haven’t been proven.
But while the Christian faith allows/accepts for her to date the former remandee, I still think dating Jowie isn’t the smartest move on her part. She has a young daughter who thinks the world of her and I think for a woman of her caliber that getting an upgrade on Jowie would be possible.
Murder suspect Jowie Irungu started 2020 behind the walls of a prison cell and for any realist, it looked like his year might end in a similar fashion especially considering the troubles he had having the court grant him bail the whole of last year.
But the judge who had famously alluded to Jowie as being a ‘slay king’ finally granted him a Sh 2 million bail in February.
Jowie’s father scrounged hard to get his son out of prison and was finally succeeded a month later after allegedly selling a parcel of land.
Since then, Jowie kept a low profile but that ended this month when he emerged with a brand new gospel song and a wife and daughter to boot!
For those not in the loop, Jowie’s new squeeze already had a baby daughter with another man called David bin Salem. David said that he was o.k with Ella moving on and getting married to the ex-prisoner.
He even said that Mr. Irungu had the right to be called dad by his biological daughter only adding that he hoped the new couple would protect his daughter from the limelight.
Jowie Irungu surprised many this past few weeks when he disclosed that he was releasing a gospel song. But what took the cake was the revelation that he was married and had a daughter.
His story about having a daughter raised a few eyebrows with many wondering when and how he could have fathered a girl?
Jowie and Eleanor Musangi’s story about their alleged daughter together just did not add up with many holes emerging.
Eleanor had said that Jowie was her husband and forever life partner, having met when he was in prison, which was around late 2018.
So how was it possible that they had a child who was a lot older than the combined time they said they had been together? Answers have trickled in explaining with new information revealing that Ella was already a single mom when Jowie met her.
According to Kenyan “Sherlock Holmes”, the biological father to Ella’s daughter is called David bin Salem. The sleuths came up with never before seen photos of Ella’s daughter with her biological father.
Ella was actually in a 2-year relationship with David that culminated in their beautiful daughter before her modelling career had taken off.
Speaking to a local publication recently, David explained that he was okay with Jowie fathering his daughter but raised fears about his daughter receiving fame at such an early age.
“They are married so that does not change the status of things but remember, upon marriage, the step dad has a right to be called the child’s father. Personally am concerned about the safety of both herself and my daughter but she assured me that they are safe and she is finally ready to start her own family,” David referred to Jowie and Ella.
Jowie Irungu kept a low profile for months after he was released from prison until this past month. And why was that? The prime suspect in the murder of Monica Kimani was on a new journey that entailed him releasing a gospel song.
Jowie who had no entertainment priors before he removed his gospel song went on a media blitz that saw him interviewed by Jalang’o in a wide-ranging interview.
That wasn’t all, Mr. Irungu revealed that not only was he married but that he had a daughter. And Kenyans were amazed as they wondered which woman had shacked up with the Jacque Maribe’s ex-fiance’.
It emerged that the woman was a pretty model called Eleanor Musangi popularly known as Ella. The tall model divulged that she had never been a threat to her boyfriend’s ex-Jacque Maribe.
She explained that she and Jowie weren’t together when he was dating Jacque.
“Jowie was not with me when he was with Jacque. I’ve never been a threat to Jacque and Jacque has never been a threat to me now that’s what you need to understand,” said Ella.
During the same interview, Radio Jambo’s Massawe Japanni asked if Jowie would still be together with Maribe had he not gone to jail for the murder of business woman Monica Kimani.
He then responded saying that he wouldn’t give his thoughts on that, because everything that happened is God’s will.
“I don’t think so. Its God’s will mimi siwezi kupatia thought yangu. Hii yote ni God’s will. God amewill ifanyike hivo na iwe hivo,” said Jowie Irungu.
His clarification comes a few days after Jowie explained that he no longer talks to Ms. Maribe but went on to say that they only talk once in a while when checking up on her.
“I decided not to. Ile tu you know we broke up while I was still inside. Being content is the best thing and for me nothing moved because I still had my Jah (God) in me… We don’t talk maybe check up on, once in a blue moon,” said Jowie.
“Being content is the best thing for me, nothing moved because I have my Jah in me. I even tell my family, I know munaweza niacha but there is one person who cannot leave me and that is God.”
Jowie went on to explain;
“Whatever trash you are doing it be it as an anchor or musician, whatever it is, as long as you include God in every step you are making, you are not making it alone. I’m so content we (Me and Jacque) don’t talk, only check-up once in a blue moon.” He admitted that he checks out her show, The Hot Seat, and I “support her that is what family is about.”
Jowie has since moved on and he is currently married and raising a daughter.
Immediately after he was granted bail, his friends and family launched an online fundraising initiative to raise the money but it wasn’t to be.
Jowie’s sister, Nelius Irungu, told K24 TV, “We have raised KSh80, 000 so far through the funds-collection initiative. A good part of that money, was raised by Joseph’s friends. Most sent at least KSh100 or KSh200,” said Jowie’s sister.
“I urge Kenyans to share with us any amount of money, and we guarantee transparency on how the funds will be used. We are not out to con anyone; we are just pleading for assistance,” added Nelius. She further disclosed the family was considering to sell a parcel of land to raise money for the bail. “Our dad has a parcel of land that can be sold to raise some money which will go towards securing my brother’s freedom. We are waiting for land valuers to tell us how much the land can fetch. We could use that land as part of Joseph’s bond,” she said.
Irungu had been charged alongside his former girlfriend and journalist Jacque Maribe and his earlier efforts to get bail were futile because he was considered a flight risk and had no permanent residence or gainful employment besides being a threat to key witnesses.
Dennis Itumbi recently spoke to Kiss100 and had a lot of interesting things to say. The man had turned up to support Chipukeezy’s new comedy club and he didn’t disappoint with his answers that ranged from topics like Jacque Maribe and Jowie Irungu.
Itumbi who was there to support the comedy industry said it is the next big thing when it comes to Kenya’s economy. Dennis had some supportive words to say concerning Jowie;
Welcome to the free world. It is unfair that he stayed in there for a very long time. The constitution allows bail and bond terms to be granted to him. Most important message I want to put out is, we continue praying for justice. Justice for him for Jacque Maribe and for the late Monica and her family to finally get closure. By justice I mean for whoever murdered Monica should be judged by the courts and set to jail to rot there and whoever who did not participate in her murder should be freed and allowed to enjoy freedom as it should be.
He added saying that it is a great time to be released, just before Valentine’s day, saying that he would be willing to help Jowie give flowers to a lady that he wanted.
And concerning Jacque, the person you undoubtedly care most about when it comes to Itumbi, the political strategist spoke about his relationship with Eric and the former Citizen TV presenter:
To KOT, Jacque is my friend. We are best friends we hang out a lot her family and my family are friends and we will remain with our friendship. With Eric Omondi, we are also friends. We support each other’s businesses. Social media can use anything to create content.
Dennis also mentioned that he is still waiting for God to wrap his gift, a wife, and give him but for now he is living his best life.
The house-help to TV journalist Jacque Maribe has taken the court through the events of the night Joseph Irungu alias Jowie shot himself.
Pamela Kembo also told the court that Jowie used to take Jacque Maribe to work on regular basis and then return home, mostly to sleep.
Kembo told a Milimani Law Court that after dropping Maribe at work, Jowie would routinely return to the house and later in the evening he would pick her from work.
Kembo said before she went to work for Maribe, she was working for journalist Terryanne Chebet for over 5 years.
She noted that she stopped working at Chebet’s home after she was fired from Citizen.
“Chebet was the one who took me to work for Maribe where I was staying with her and her son alone before Jowie moved in, in June 2018,” she said.
Kembo narrated how Maribe introduced Jowie to her as being an army officer who worked in Dubai.
She also told the court that Maribe informed her that Jowie was also working at State House.
During her stay in the house, Kembo spotted a gun which she asked Maribe and was told that it belonged to Jowie.
Later on after staying in the house for sometime, Kembo said she could see how Jowie used to take Maribe at work and back in the evening using her car.
“All he did was to take Maribe to work and come back to sleep. On September 19, he took Jacque to work and came back to sleep,” Kembo told the court.
“At around 4 pm he left the house carrying a back bag. He was in grey shorts, white shirt and sneakers. He left with Jacque’s car,” she said.
“Both of them did not come back that night and I didn’t hear them when they came back.”
Kembo said on September 20, Jowie took Maribe to work as usual and came back to sleep.
“Later that evening he left again. At around 1 am that night I heard Jowie shouting out to Brian (Kasaine) for help. I left my room and found Jowie’s clothes and possession downstairs,” she narrated.
Later, Kembo saw Brian Kasaine, the neighbor and his wife come in asking for Jowie’s ID.
“Brian was saying they can’t take him to hospital without an ID. I then saw Jacque come from upstairs and followed Brian and the wife outside. Jowie was inside Maribe’s car backseat with blood oozing from him,” she said.
Kembo said Jowie was wearing a vest when the four of them left.
“I then went upstairs to check on the baby. I saw their bedroom light on and decided to go switch it off. Upon arrival, I saw a gun down there and blood on the floor,” she said.
“The blood was near their bathroom. I then went downstairs and called Chebet who I briefed about the occurrences.”
But Kembo said Chebet told her to sleep adding that she did not sleep because she was shaken.
“Jowie and Jacque came back and his hand had been bandaged. They then went upstairs to sleep,” she said.
On September 21, Maribe left for work at 3 pm and her mom also followed her with the child.
Later that evening, Brian came and asked for the car keys saying he was taking Jowie back to hospital.
Kembo said she gave him the car key and he went upstairs to pick Jowie and brought him down.
“They didn’t come back. And Jacque also didn’t come back until the next morning Saturday,” she said.
Kembo said she spent the night at Terryanne Chebet’s house adding that Jowie was brought back on Monday evening by Brian at 6 pm.
“Maribe came back at 8 pm and went to bed. Brian was also in the house. The next day policemen came to the house. They had guns but I saw them when they were leaving,” she recounted.
“They went to the master bedroom and left at 7.20 am with Jowie. I do not know where they went. Later Maribe left for work using an Uber.”
Kembo said Jowie came back at 2pm with the cops adding that she was told to take the child to Brian’s house.
“The police left at 6.30. Jowie then came and told m to go lock the house and left with the cops,” she said.
She added that Maribe’s dad called her and told her to take the child to Buru Buru.
Kembo said that when she peeped into the house, it had been turned upside down.
“I had called Terryanne and told her I’m going home but she told me to go to her house in Kilimani instead of going to Kitale. Maribe’s mother gave me Sh1,000,” she said.
She got to Chebet’s house and stayed there.
Since then, Kembo told the Court that she has never seen either Jacque or Jowie.
“I was in good terms with Jacque but not Jowie. At one point, Jowie accused me of stealing the house rent,” she said.
This made her want to quit in August 2018 but Maribe’s mother begged her to stay.
“I never heard any gun shot on that night that Jowie allegedly shot himself.”
She says she does not know how Jowie’s clothes got downstairs.
“…and I removed them from there to avoid the baby asking me why daddy’s clothes were there. According to me they were staying well together I never saw anything bad between them for the time I stayed with them.”
Jowie Irungu has been in court this week for the Monica Kimani murder case. The man who has not being spoken of in glowing terms in many news reports was humanised when Jacque Maribe’s father commiserated with the murder suspect as he was in the docks.
In a series of photos captured by The Star’s Enos Teche, Mwangi Maribe hugging Jowie at the docks. The photos are interesting considering the narrative in some sections of the media that the Maribe’s father wasn’t in favour of Jowie and his daughter’s relationship.
The photos are below;
Meanwhile, the DNA of an unknown male was discovered on strappings collected from Monica Kimani’s apartment, the court has heard.
A report given to the court on Tuesday showed strappings taken for testing revealed the DNA of Monica and an unknown male.
“The DNA from the strapping in Monica’s house was of a mixed profile, the major contributor matching the profile generated from the blood sample labeled Monica with a random probability of match and a minor contributor is an unknown male profile,” Government analyst Joseph Kagunda Kimani said.
This is even as blood samples from khaki shorts said to belong to Jowie matched that of Monica’s blood.
Kagunda told the court there was a small blood stain on Jowie’s brown shorts taken from his house by the police to the Government Chemist for analysis.
Kagunda was testifying in the case where Jowie has been charged alongside his ex-fiancée Jacque Maribe with the murder of Monica.
The report lists 73 items that were tested during the investigations in to the murder of Monica, which happened on September 19, 2018 in her apartment at Lamuria Gardens in Kilimani.
The Government Chemist was tasked to analyse items derived from Monica’s apartment, Maribe’s residence where Jowie was living, and her car for criminal investigations.
The items were received from the Government Chemist from September 25 and October 5, 9 and 24 last year.
They include a black leather belt, black hair band, maroon pillow, pair of navy blue sandals, a pair of black sports shoes, Heineken green empty beer bottle, swabs on sterile swab stick from rear left seat of car KCA 031E among other items.
The case is now in court with one of the last witnesses who last saw Monica Kimani alive testifying yesterday. Lee Omondi the witness had initially met Monica in Juba where he used to work.
Omondi told Justice James Wakiaga that he went to Monica’s house on September 19, 2018, to collect documents from her and met Jowie, who was introduced to him as Joe, and a neighbour by the name Walid.
Omondi testified that Monica told him Jowie was a security expert working with Interpol and in the office of the president. Walid was introduced as a neighbour who had come to see her after she got back from Juba, South Sudan.
Omondi also positively identified the Joe he was introduced to was Jowie in court. He said Jowie was wearing a white gown, grey blazer and a red taqiya (Muslim scullcap). Monica told him she wondered why Jowie was wearing a gown. ‘Havaangi kanzu lakini leo amevaa (he never puts on a gown but today he did),’ he quoted Monica as having said.
Jowie had allegedly responded that he was coming from an operation somewhere in Lamu and had to blend in. When Omondi arrived, Monica offered him a drink and they settled in. They had small talk with Omondi saying that he took interest in Jowie because of the security issues he kept raising.
They also discussed Monica’s trip to Dubai where she was to clear a consignment for Unicef. ‘I stayed for a bit after Walid left. I excused myself to leave and Monica noted that “even joe is following you now”,’ Omondi said.
Omondi casually commented that Jowie should stay over because the house was big enough. He left at 10.45 pm and Monica did not escort him downstairs.
Jacque Maribe has a lot to say and she is doing so on her Instagram page. Don’t forget that the former Citizen TV anchor had not posted on her page for one year since her arrest in connection with the murder of Monica Kimani.
But now Jacque has decided to speak up and has stoked a lot of interest in her page after revealing that Eric Omondi is the father of her son, Zahari.
What has ensued is a slew of questions from fans and followers curious as to who she was dating? Was it Eric Omondi, was it poet laureate, Dennis Itumbi or did her former fiance Jowie have a place in her heart.
Jacque was very patient but categorical with her answer replying, ‘Nilitangaza hukuona. Niko single AF. Those are my friends.’
Despite his reputation, the man is still someone you can rely on even in a pinch. One of those people that Joe has stood by and is still standing by is his cousin Joseph Irungu alias, Jowie.
Jowie is in remand at Kamiti prison after he is the main suspect in the murder of Monica Kimani. Jowie and his then-fiancée Jacque Maribe were both charged as main suspects in the murder case, but Jacque was granted bail, while Jowie was denied.
This past weekend Joe decided to reminisce with a video showing Jowie dancing in a club to the song, ‘Friendzone’ by Sauti Sol. From the video one can tell that Jowie was enjoying himself not knowing the fate that would befall soon.
After he posted the video, many of the prominent influencer’s followers were concerned about the state of Jowie, inquiring as to how he was doing? One concerned follower asked, ‘Maze you guys should be pulling up on a regular and check on this jamaa?’
Joe was quick to shut down that allegation responding with, ‘Who told U we don’t 🙄 puga.’ Mr. Muchiri also told another follower that his cousin was hanging in there. ‘Ana ngangana, ‘ he explained.
Joseph Irungu aka Jowie is currently cooling his heels at Kamiti Maximum Prison.
He has been behind bars since September last year. Jowie is the main suspect in the murder of businesswoman Monica Kimani.
Jowie seems to have adapted well to his new environment at Kamiti prison and he was captured on camera singing and dancing at the institution during the filming of Up Close with Betty Kyallo. Reverend Lucy Natasha often referred to as Oracle of God was the guest on Friday’s show.
Betty Kyallo, Rev Lucy Natasha and her team [Natasha hand of compassion] were visiting Kamiti for a charity event.
Speaking to Betty, the woman of God christened the s3xiest pastor in Kenya said,
Natasha hand of compassion is something I’ve been doing over time and it’s because I have a strong passion for just giving hope for people who feel rejected. Like where we’re going to Kamiti
These [prisoners] are the people that are on life sentence. Most of them that get out is just by presidential pardon. I always tell them to look at Kamiti not as a prison but as a college.
Natasha and her team spent two hours feeding the prisoners with the word of God and during praise and worship session, Jowie was captured on camera. Jowie looked happy. he was smiling as he talked to a fellow inmate. He was clapping and singing along to a song which goes like;
I have a father who’ll never ever fail me, Jesus is my father who’ll never ever fail me, rock of ages…
He was dressed in a prison uniform, which is grey in color. Below are the photos
Jowie is being charged alongside Citizen Tv’s journalist Jacque Maribe who is already out on bail.