Police have challenged Moses Wetang’ula to toss forward any information he may have on the murder of businessman Jacob Juma.
Spokesman George Kinoti railed at the speculations erupting from the murder, accusing politicians of making “clearly unfounded accusations” against some police units.
Kinoti said investigations into Juma’s murder are ongoing and police have urged the public for any helpful information, summoning Mr. Moses to assist the police with his evidence if he has reliable ones.
Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang’ula assured CORD supporters that he would list the names of killers of Jacob Juma during his burial on Saturday. Mr Moses Wetang’ula gave a hint of what transpired between him and the billionaire before his demise. According to his statement, the controversial businessman had met him and expressed fears of a scheme to have him butchered.
The Ford Kenya party leader said:
“Mr 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.”
Speaking in Matunda, Uasin Gishu County during the burial of the late Silas Kibet Kemboi, a former radio presenter at Nyota FM, the Senate minority leader lashed that they would make sure the killers don’t go free. Talking of the CORD protests, Wetang’ula maintained that his mouth will not be stifled in the war for change at the electoral agency.
“Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery sent officers to our peaceful protest on Monday and teargassed us. We coughed overnight but are not to be cowed because even Jesus passed through tough times.”
Juma was gunned down on Friday as he joined the Southern by-pass on his way home to Karen. Nothing was stolen from him. Wetang’ula had opined that he was killed for being at the forefront in defending public resources by raising concerns about the Eurobond and land matters.
The 42-year-old, who had been vocal on political issues, severely slammed the government. A requiem mass will be held All Saints Cathedral at 10am on Thursday before Juma’s body is taken to Uhuru Park for public viewing. Wetang’ula and his Cord co-principals Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka will attend the viewing.
Note that Raila has earlier accused the Jubilee government of being behind Juma’s murder.