More details and controversies continue to come to light on Joseph Irungu, the key suspect in the the murder of Monica Kimani.

How he finances his lavish lifestyle and his line of duty remains a controversial subject in social circles with conflicting reports emerging on what he does for a living.

The Standard reported that neighbours in Buruburu where Irungu stays claim that he he presented himself as top security man.

His security firm specializing in close protection, VIP protection, executive protection and “special projects.” with offices in UK and the United Arab Emirates appears to be his big break in life and would see him create networks with the high and mighty in the society who sought his services.

The Standard quoted a journalist who extensively covered Jubilee campaigns stating that “We all knew he was part of the Special Forces because he was ever present at campaign events… On the two occasions he was not present in campaign events, he told us that he had gone for a special assignment but he was always around”.


Joseph Irungu when he appeared in court on 26 Sep 2018 over the murder of Monica Kimani (Nation)


His role and level of involvement with the Jubilee party during last year’s election is however still not clear with scanty details on the same.

Reports indicate that Irungu was extensively involved the campaigns of former Taita Taveta Woman representative Joyce Lay who enlisted his services.

Coming from a humble background, reports indicate that Joseph Irungu dropped out of Technical University of Kenya (TUK) in 2012 where he had enrolled for a Certificate in Food and Bevarages.

He would then proceed to the United Arab Emirates where he spent a considerable amount of time.

His sojourns abroad would also bring good tidings in his private life and see him engaged to Citizen TV’s Jacque Maribe.



Joseph Irungu on his knees when he proposed to Citizen TV anchor Jacque Maribe (Business Today)


In Buruburu where he stays, the paper revealed that his name inspires fear with residents declining to comment on the issue or to give directions to his residence.

Last year, he was the talk of town in Buruburu phase 5 after he handcuffed a bodaboda rider who had hit a black Toyota Prado he was driving in and presented him to the police.

He would reportedly have the motor cycle locked up at a local Primary School for 10 months.