Jowie and Eleanor Musangi
Jowie and Eleanor Musangi

Murder suspect Joseph 'Jowie' Irungu is bidding his time at his father farm as he waits for the conclusion of the Monicah Kimani murder case.

Businesswoman Monicah's body was found lying in the bathtub with the water running. Her throat had been slit ear to ear and hands bound. 

Jowie was charged for the murder as the prime suspect.

His case is ongoing.

However, in February 2021, his then-girlfriend Elleanor Musangi put out a statement saying she wants nothing to do with Jowie because she needs to advance her career.

“We ended our relationship both professionally and personally…we are no longer together. I believe God brought me to his life for a purpose and I did my task. Jowie has changed a lot for the better and I no longer want to be tied to his life story.

I have my dreams I want to pursue as a mom professional model and various other things in life that come my way” said Ella in part.

"I lied about being married to protect Jowie for legal reasons because as of his court release he was allowed to stay within his location which is his parents’ home in Nakuru. If you can recall the court had refused to give him bail stating he had no permanent place of residence. So when I took him to my house,” added Ella.

Jowie and Eleanor Musangi
Jowie and Eleanor Musangi

She continued, “I lied too that he is the father to my daughter which he is not, for his own safety, in case he’s seen in public with my child. I truly helped Jowie with a clean heart out of compassion for the broken stare found him in, I wanted to cheer him that there’s more to life over his mistakes as well.

Jowie has never corrupted or taken advantage of me whatsoever that am aware of and I freely let him live life like a free man. I believe he is in a better place now and I don’t want my life to keep getting tied to him over my past or people having it look like he owes me anything. We parted ways in December last year (2020)."

Anyhow, now Jowie has a new life away from the breakup. Beaming the news to his Instagram followers Jowie shared a video of him rearing kienyeji chicken.

In the video, you can see Jowie on a tour of his father's farm where there are goats and hundreds of chickens.

The camera then pans to a kitchen garden with fresh vegetables.

He then announces, "This is my hustle."

When he is taking a break from farming he is doing vocal practices and writing new music.