Jacob Juma was killed on the verge of releasing sensitive information on Eurobond
06 May 2016, 15:12
Nairobi - Opposition leaders from Western Kenya want the government to immediately probe into the fatal shooting of controversial businessman Jacob Juma.
The politicians led by Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang'ula who is also a Cord co-principal, and Kakamega Senator Bonny Khalwale said Juma's killers must be brought to book.
“His death is a matter of grave national importance that touches on the security of Kenya. We demand an inquiry into his tragic killing with a view to uncovering of the motive behind his killing,” said Wetang'ula at a press conference in parliament Friday.
Juma, a wealthy businessman and bitter critic of the Jubilee government on both Facebook and Twitter was on Thursday night shot dead by unknown people in Karen, Nairobi.
“Jacob Juma was one of the few successful businessmen from Western Kenya. The people behind his gruesome and grotesque murder must face the music," emphasized the Senate minority leader.
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Khalwale said the deceased who had running battles with senior people in Government and was in bad books with the state after being the first person to blow the whistle on the multi-billion Eurobond Scandal.
“His murder come hot on the heels of his scheduled release of sensitive information on Eurobond. We demand a statement from the Interior Minister on information that we have a hit squad within Government police,” said Khalwale.
"As a community where Juma came from, we will not sleep or tire until his killers are brought to book. Anybody mentioned by Juma on his Twitter handle must be investigated.," added the Kakamega Senator Khalwale.
MPs Chris Wamalwa (Kiminini) and Eseli Simiyu (Tongaren) were also present in the press briefing.
Before his fatal shooting, Juma had expressed fear for his life and controversially mentioned among others President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto as persons who wished to see him death.
“Mr.@UKenyatta am not a coward. I have reached the pinnacle of my life and am not scared of death. I will not run away from Kenya, my country,” he posted on Dec 17, 2015.
“I am glad that William Ruto knows that I hate him. If I get Ruto in heaven, I will request God to send me to hell. I have no regrets for it,” he posted on April 10, 2016.
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