Joseph Irungu AKA Jowie was a church choir leader- neighbors

As more information about Monica Kimani’s alleged killer Joseph Irungu alias Jowie comes to light, the more Kenyans realize he’s a total scam.

Many have tried digging Jowie’s past now for sometimes but they have gotten nothing much. However, Daily Nation managed to trace his home, which is Nakuru and found out that the he was a staunch christian as a younger man.

He attended Agape Church situated in Pangani estate off the busy Kanu Street in Nakuru and even founded the choir called christened Agape Stormers.

“It is true he was a member of this church and a staunch choir member. I knew him personally and I was shocked when I learnt that he has been arrested in connection with the murder of a young woman in Kilimani, Nairobi,” said one person who spoke to the newspaper. 

Irungu is the second born child in a family of two boys and two girls. Many friends said that he was a very disciplined young man but they lost touch with him after he moved to Dubai then Afghanistan.

“I don’t know much of his present lifestyle. However, during our good times he was a staunch church member at Agape Church and a superb vocalist in the church choir,” said a close friend. He was such an amazing young man who was musically correct and with superb vocals. I was shocked when I saw his photograph in the newspapers as the main suspect of the murder of a girl in Kilimani,” the neighbour said.

“The last time I saw him in Nakuru was in 2015 and since then I have not heard of him as we never communicated again,” said another close band member.


Other neighbors remembered him as a talented musician who had some amazing vocals.

“He was an inspiring musician. He was a vocalist, and an instrumentalist in the church ,” said a friend who teamed up with Mr Irungu to form a band that entertained residents in Nakuru and Naivasha towns.

“Irungu is one person who never missed going to church. His absence was easily noticed,” said another friend with whom they played music together in the church. I was shocked when I saw his photograph in the Daily Nation as the main suspect in the murder of a girl in Kilimani estate in Nairobi,” added another. 

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