Cord Secretariat has said it is their obligation to coordinate businessman Jacob Juma’s requiem mass and burial. Based on that, a statement from the secretariat says it will hold a requiem mass for the late billionaire in All Saints Cathedral at 10am on Thursday before moving his body to Uhuru Park for public viewing.
Afterwards, the body will be taken back to Juma’s Karen home for a night vigil, before being flown again to Kakamega on Friday for a second public viewing at Masinde Muliro Gardens. It will also be viewed at Kanduyi Stadium in Bungoma town where Cord principals Raila Odinga, Kalonzo Musyoka and Moses Wetang’ula are expected as guests.
Juma’s body will then lie in state at his home on Friday night ahead of the burial at Mungore village, Khasoko area in Bumula constituency. Finally, funeral Service will begin at 9:00am and continue till 2pm on Saturday. Juma was gunned more than five times in the head and three times in the chest as he joined the Southern by-pass on his way home from a bar.
On that account, Cord challenged President Uhuru Kenyatta to create a commission of inquiry into Juma’s murder. Moses Wetang’ula, the Senate Minority leader and Bungoma Senator, had this to say:
“We want an open-minded investigation to get who killed Jacob Juma. This was not an ordinary killing by ordinary robbers.”
He pointed out that the murder style indicates a well-thought out elimination scheme. Meanwhile, investigations are still ongoing and is visibly making progress as Police have discovered two spent cartridges at the scene where the body of controversial slain businessman Jacob Juma was seen.
This was after an initial search of the area which failed to produce any leads, even though the car had about 10 bullet holes, hinting to the professionalism of the hitmen. Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) Ndegwa Muhoro revealed that they had scored success after making use of a special equipment to recover the two cartridges.
Professionals commented on the new discovery saying that the only special equipment they could have used was a metal detector. Muhoro said they had taken the cartridges to the ballistic experts for tests and analysis to come up with the weapon used and to determine if it had been used elsewhere in the city or in the country.
Investigators say the cartridges found serve as a crucial lead in unlocking the murder puzzle.
According to Muhoro.
“The probe is ongoing and we hope to crack the case soon. The two cartridges will be tested by experts to know if they were used in the attack and any other. Though this may take time to know the killers and motive, but the investigators on it are trying to think out possible leads.”