I Believe! After the sentencing is postponed, Jowie releases a new hit.

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Shortly after the deferral of his sentencing to March 13th, 2024, Joseph Irungu, also known as Jowie, released a new track titled “I Believe.”

In the song, Jowie expresses that each day presents a new challenge, and he is striving to maintain his sanity amidst the countless thoughts swirling in his head. Despite facing tough times, he affirms his commitment to continue praising God through his music.

“Itakugharimu nini na Mungu halipishi kodi. I’m going on with my good deeds, kamwe sitowacha kukuimbia. Through the dark nights, through dark days, and when I close my eyes, I close my eyes and pray,” sings part of the lyrics.

The song has quickly garnered over 3,000 views and received more than 100 comments, with many urging him to hang in there, emphasizing that God is a God of second chances, while others question how he can keep releasing new songs.

In February 2024, High Court Judge Grace Nzioka announced that Jowie would be sentenced on March 8, but his lawyers asked for more time to respond to submissions made by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

Jowie was convicted and sentenced for the murder of businesswoman Monica Kimani, a crime he committed on the evening of September 19, 2018.

Meanwhile, former TV news anchor Jacque Maribe, who faced charges alongside him, was acquitted of murder, with the judge mentioning that the murder charge was not the most appropriate accusation the prosecution could have levied against her.

Shortly after the verdict, he released a song dubbed Nakuabudu (I worship you), which was loaded with spiritual themes. Part of the song lyrics included phrases like, “Nakubudu, Nakusujudu, ni wewe, Yesu milele (I worship you, I bow to you, it’s you, Jesus, forever).”

Monica was found with her throat cut from one ear to the other, an act investigators believe was carried out by someone with significant skill, as her wrists and ankles were tied with straps before the heinous killing.

Justice Nzioka indicated in the verdict that the prosecution had successfully demonstrated through circumstantial evidence that Jowie was responsible for the murder.

It is not clear whether the convict is recording these songs from prison or had done so earlier.

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