Police want Wetangula to share information on Juma’s murder

May 11, 2016 1:22 pm
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Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet has urged politicians and member of public to exercise patience even as detectives unravels the mystery surrounding the death of Juma/FILE
Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet has urged politicians and member of public to exercise patience even as detectives unravels the mystery surrounding the death of Juma/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, May 11- Police have now asked Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula to provide information he has in regards to the murder of controversial businessman Jacob Juma.

This is after the Senator claimed to know Juma’s assassins, as confided to him by the businessman, and even promised to name them during his burial on Saturday.

“Juma called me three weeks ago and in our meeting, he revealed to me that his life was in danger because there were people who he knew well that were planning to kill him. He gave me names of those he claimed were behind the plot, which I will make public during his burial,” he said on Tuesday.

Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet has urged politicians and member of public to exercise patience even as detectives unravels the mystery surrounding the death of Juma.

“We expect Senator Wetangula, being a longstanding lawyer and having had distinguished service in various high ranking positions in government, to discern credible facts from ordinary hearsay, and thereafter inform the Police as possible for appropriate action,” the police boss appealed.

He says a special team of experienced detectives are probing the murder and already two cartridges from an AK47 believed to have been used in the gruesome murder have been recovered.

“The team has made very good progress and they found two cartridges from Ak47 which is a weapon of choice for criminals,” Directorate of Criminal Investigations boss Ndegwa Muhoro told Capital FM News, terming the new development as “helpful because then we start analyzing them to establish if the gun used has been recorded as having been used to commit a crime elsewhere. It is a vital lead in getting those involved.”

In a bid to unravel the mystery behind the killing of the controversial businessman, Muhoro said he has assigned more detectives to probe the killing which, according to opposition leaders, was politically motivated.

CORD leader Raila Odinga has sensationally claimed that the elite Flying Squad unit of the police was used to assassinate Juma, but police have denied the accusation.

A public viewing of the body will take place at Uhuru Park on Thursday afternoon, with top opposition leaders—including Odinga, Senate Minority Leader Moses Wetangula and Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka expected to attend.

On Wednesday detectives said they had taken Juma’s vehicle to the DCI headquarters for further analysis.

Juma was shot dead while driving to his Karen home in Nairobi on May 6. Various theories have been advanced—including a claim that he may have been shot dead elsewhere and his body dumped at the scene inside his vehicle from the analysis of bullets fired into the Mercedes Benz said to have been bullet proof.

On Thursday, family members and political leaders will hold a requiem mass at the All Saints Cathedral at 10am and thereafter, the public will get a chance to view his body at Uhuru Park.

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