Joe Irungu is being held in connection to the gruesome murder of Monica Nyawira Kimani who was found dead in her apartment along Dennis Pritt road in Kilimani.
According to our sources in South Sudan and Nairobi, Monica went to South Sudan on the invitation of her father who was popular as the go-to newspaper vendor in Juba, serving the Kenyan community with their favourite newspapers without fail.
Bishop Paul Ngarama sold newspapers for many years until 2013 when he invited members of his family over to Juba where they trooped in on a bus. Through the newspaper vendor, and now Bishop’s connections, Monica Nyawira was able to secure a job at the Kenyan embassy in Juba.
Bishop Paul Ngarama who is Monica Kimani’s father was never a rich man. He was a newspaper vendor who later met missionaries in Juba and their associates who ordained him as bishop. Bishop Ngarama never attended any theological school.
He is the founder of Rebuilding Apostolic Faith Mission church with branches in South Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda and Uganda.
The pretty lady was able to start relationships, some romantic or otherwise with various well connected South Sudan leaders and diplomats. The ambitious businesswoman, used her connections to help the high ranking officials to sneak money out of the country.
At some point, Kimani procured computers, vehicles and generators and supplied them after which she was also paid extra money which she laundered on behalf of the South Sudan government officials.
The deceased’s latest ‘business partner’ was the current Deputy Speaker (Daniel Awet Akot) who funded her expensive lifestyle and helped her secure a lot of cash and travel with the same to Nairobi.
Using the cover of the Deputy Speaker who is also a renowned general in the South Sudan military, Monica was able to avoid the hassle of regularly being blocked from travelling with huge amounts of cash to Kenya from South Sudan.
Soon, Monica thought that the 70-year old South Sudan Deputy Speaker could not offer her the sexual satisfaction and lifetime companionship she needed. So when the hunky Joe “Jowie” Irungu privately messaged her few months ago, she didn’t hesitate to get interested and soon opened up to her.
Even the widely publicised engagement between Joe and Jacque Maribe didn’t dampen the spirit of Monica whose family was enjoying her deep connections and loads of cash and influence which she was now enjoying.
Maribe met Jowie sometime this year and quickly got engaged in June, something that wreaks of desperation. Those close to the Citizen TV journalist say that she wears the pants in the house; footing all the bills while the hunk parties his life away.
Soon after the engagement, Joe who bragged to the police that the case ‘will go nowhere’ moved in with Ms Maribe. It is a known fact that he does not have a place of his and when he is not in Dubai, he puts up with friends.
It has also been said that he stayed over at the deceased Luciane Apartment whenever she was away for business.
While Monica was not pushing her limits knowing that Joe was aware of her relationships with the South Sudan methuselah, she was sure that being jobless, Joe depended on her and she loved the sex and warm embrace while with him in Kenya. But Joe Irungu aka Jowie was scheming on how to get his hands on the money Monica brought home and disappear with the same. He didn’t love Monica even one little bit.
So Joe hatched a plan to have it all and end Monica’s life. Joe is a trained killer who previously worked with private military contractors attached to the US homeland security, O’Gara Group, before later joining another one called KBR.
Apart from the few private protection assignments locally, Joe Irungu has generally been jobless. He was private security guard of then Senator Joyce Lay during the 2017 political campaigns but after losing the seat, the former senator couldn’t sustain him.
Joe was later to team up with others and provide additional security and surveillance services to Jubilee party during various events including the second inauguration of President Uhuru Kenyatta after the 2017 election. Questions are being raised by senior military and police officers why special forces in the army and police were not used instead of the private mercenaries.
Some politicians in the opposition coalition NASA camp even believe that Joe Irungu and 3 others were responsible for the high profile assassinations and harassment of the coalition leaders in the run up to the 2017 election.
According to those who knew Monica and her ways of doing things, it seems that she bragged to someone who later leaked the message to Joe that she was going to get her money and use the same to do some shopping in Dubai where she was scheduled to go for holiday.
Joe planned his robbery so meticulously but ignored the very obvious. He picked Monica from the airport in Jacque Maribe’s car, a Toyota Allion that was on Thursday dusted for fingerprints.
Detectives say that they found blood stains, a wig, beer cans in the car that is now at Kilimani Police Station.
He dropped the lady at her apartment, had sex with her then proceeded to get her to reveal how much and where she kept the money she was carrying. That information seems to have spelled the end of Monica’s life since Joe, the trained killer, ended the life of Monica Nyawira Kimani then proceeded to escape from the apartment with the undisclosed amount of money.
Joe’s desperation for money was witnessed early this year when he sent a message to friends and key politicians claiming that one of his relatives was dead. When some of his relatives got wind and came out to deny such, forcing Joe to eat humble pie and apologise to his friends and relatives, including sitting MPs and cabinet secretaries.
Joe ignored his semen which was still fresh from the sexual intercourse and the footprint he left all over the city. Joe’s only hope and wish after the gruesome murder he committed was to never be found and proceed to marry jacque Maribe who was demanding a more expensive lifestyle which Joe couldn’t sustain.
Knowingly or unknowingly, Monica Kimani’s brother claimed that she came from the airport in a Taxify taxi. That might not be true but might be a way in which Joe was trying to mask his footprints by telling the lady to say that she was in a taxi.
Even with Jacque Maribe’s desperate attempt to arrange various media engagements for Joe to clean his image, he has proven to be a serious risk in all aspects.
Currently, Joe Irungu’s only hope is Jacque Maribe’s connections in State House and beyond. His hope is that the highly placed government officials would magically help terminate his investigation, allowing him to escape with the money he robbed Monica Nyawira Kimani and then killed her.
Before starting to date Jacque Maribe, Joe Irungu was romantically involved with Maureen Kahehu who he dated and even slept with her sister leading to the break-up.
But remember that even while knowing the woman well and her association with her boyfriend, Jacque Maribe was the Tv host who announced the death of Monica Kimani.
Joe will be held at Muthaiga Police Station for 10 days to allow the DCI conduct investigations into the brutal murder.
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