NANDI, Kenya, May 13 – Deputy President William Ruto has called on anyone with information on the murder of businessman Jacob Juma to share it with investigation agencies for the sake of justice.
“Whoever has information on the killing of businessman Jacob Juma should take it to the police and not his funeral,” said Ruto.
The Deputy President said it was unfortunate that some Opposition leaders are using the murder of Juma to drive a political agenda.
The Deputy President said there was no difference between those who commit crime and those who use the unfortunate situation of the crime to their advantage.
“There is no difference between those who commit crime and those who make wild allegations without assisting the police,” he said.
Ruto said if Opposition leaders are sincere about their quest for justice they should stop politicking in funerals and share the information they have with law enforcement agencies.
He made the remarks at Bishop Makorios Boys Secondary School in Aldai constituency, Nandi County, where he handed the institution a school bus and later laid a foundation stone for Aldai Boys Secondary School.
The Deputy President was accompanied by lawmakers JM Waiganjo (Oljororok), Cornelly Serem (Aldai), Kipchumba Murkomen (Elgeyo Marakwet), Stephen Sang (Nandi) and Nandi Governor Cleophas Langat.
Ruto said some politicians were exploiting the death to spew propaganda with a view of getting political mileage.
Ruto said the government will protect the lives and property of Kenyans as required by the Constitution.
“It is our responsibility as government to protect lives and property. The government will ensure criminals are caught,” he said.
The MPs said the Opposition knew that the government had nothing to do with the death of Juma but were only engaging in politics to popularise their party.
They said it was unfortunate for CORD leaders and some of their supporters were exploiting the death without taking into consideration the bereaved family.
The MPs argued that Juma’s unfortunate death was being used to whip up emotions in Western Kenya where Jubilee was making inroads.
“They are not mourning with the family of Juma. They are celebrating because they are using it for their personal ambitions. They are saying this is what we should use to finish Jubilee. That is very evident. Everyone can see through this script. You saw it as the funeral service in Nairobi,” Murkomen added.