Irush was born in the Mathare slum of Nairobi. He is an actor, acrobat and drummer and has been working with SAFE Ghetto since its inception in 2005. He is well known for his role as Vinnie in the 2010 S.A.F.E. feature film Dreams of Elibidi. Irush was also a researcher for the Ford Foundation impact assessment of S.A.F.E.’S HIV and AIDS work conducted in 2007.