Controversial businessman Jacob Juma is dead. Juma was shot dead by unknown people while driving past Lenana School Thursday night.
Nairobi CID boss Ireri Kamwende said the businessman was driving from his bar at around 9.30pm when he was shot by gunmen who escaped on a motorbike.
His car had about 10 bullet holes.
The 42-year-old who ventured into business after studying at the University of Nairobi has been vocal on political issues and severally bashed the government.
He will be remembered for claiming his mining license was revoked after he allegedly declined to pay a bribe demanded by Former Mining Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala .
Balala termed the allegations as malicious.
The businessman also refused to apologise to Supreme Court judge Njoki Ndung’u for claiming she received money alongside Justice Philip Tunoi. Ndung’u refuted the claims.
(Via the Star)
On January 26, Juma, also known to his friend as Kabetes, wrote the following:
High voltage intelligence reports reaching me is that Jubilee leaders have hatched a plot to assassinate me over my stand on corruption in gov’t. The leaders are so worried about Eurobond revelations and the confidential details that I have on the heist and corruption perpetuated by Jubilee gov’t. Yesterday’s blackmail article in the daily Nation paper was the genesis of their grand plan. They are using a police officer called Zadock Angira who also works for Nation Media Group to portray me as a person involved in land disputes to cover up murder. The scheme is well choreographed like that of the late Hon. Muchai who was murdered in cold blood and they used land issues to cover it up.
The purpose is to confuse Kenyans that i am engaged in land fraud and disputes and therefore my purported opponents murdered me. I bought a nine acre piece of land in 1999, 17 years ago, that had a valid title deed from Jonathan Moi. How do I become a land grabber yet I was a purchaser for value? My proprietary interest in the property ceased in 2009 when I sold this land too. Why would a normal person try to blackmail my name over such a transaction? What is their intention? Yet there is no dispute over this land!! High court has already arbitrated over this land and ruled in favour of Jonathan Moi’s company in 2012. Why now? I will be the last person to buy a grabbed public piece of land. NLC is being used as part of the bigger plan to execute their heinous plan.
All I can say is that I am not scared of death. My destiny is not in my hands but God. I will never give up fighting corruption as that is cowardice. I am happy about NYS, Langata Primary School land, Weston Hotel land, NHIF Karen land, Ruai Sewage land and Eurobond scandals that I have been at the centre of their fight for recovery back to the people of Kenya. God bless Kenya.