In Summary

  • Will Jowie Irungu follow Vybz Kartel’s footsteps?
  • Vybz Kartel was sentenced to life imprisonment in 2014 and has continued to rule musical charts since then. According to the prosecution, he would be eligible for parole after serving 35 years.
  • With Jowie already in the noose, he might end up spending years behind bars. However, his sentence can only be halved if he displays qualities of a changed man.

Will Jowie Irungu pull a Vybz Kartel while in prison? Was this question even lingering in Jowie’s head when the guilty verdict was read to him.

In Kenya, capital offences like murder and robbery with violence including defilement are punished by either life imprisonment or a death sentence.

And with Jowie already in the noose,  there’s no doubt he’ll cool porridge for a long long time.

However, his sentence can only be halved on account of behavior change.

Well, Vybz Kartel was sentenced to life imprisonment in 2014 and has continued to rule musical charts since then.

According to the prosecution, he would be eligible for parole after serving 35 years.

However, Kartel’s recent serious health concerns have pushed for a hearing before the Council Privy slated for 14th of February this year.

Now back to Jowie, I think he wasn’t ready for today being his last day as a free man, he really shed a tear. Maybe, he thought his bond would last till the last day of his sentencing.

Was his intuition right for sending himself before the courts? Again, after the recent escape by murder fugitive, Kevin Kang’ethe seemed to have woken the authorities from their slumber.

There was no way they could tell Jowie he was guilty of murder and still let him leave.

Jowie in court during his murder conviction PHOTO Courtesy

 

Trending Song

While Jowie was hit with the strongest words ‘guilty’ which followed with his immediate confinement, his new song, Nakuabudu was already taking over the airwaves.

It’s more of a praise song and thanksgiving to the almighty God.

“Msalabani nimepona sitaogopa u nami bwana aah” he sings partly.

Three years ago after his battles in court, Jowie dropped his first song dubbed “Nishikilie” which loosely translates to “Hold On Me”.

Jowie understood his assignment well, what lay ahead of him wasn’t child’s play. Like a commando he had skinned a woman from ear to ear and the evidence was all bare!

His other songs are Juu and Eyaah.

Indeed, he needed God and still needs him in his next phase of life.

Now, all eyes are fixed on March 8th when Jowie will be sentenced for the murder of businesswoman Monica Kimani.

Interestingly, Jackie Maribe who was Jowie’s co-accused has already been left off the hook.

Will  Jowie  go the Vybz Kartel’s way, Hit after hit?

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