Nairobi, KENYA: Cord leaders have urged the government to institute a commission of inquiry to investigate the alleged assassination of Nairobi’s controversial business man Jacob Juma.
In a prèss briefing at parliamentary buildings led by senate minority leader Moses Wetangula on Friday ,the leaders condemned the assassination which took place on Thursday night.
They have urged Internal Security Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaisserry and inspector general of police Joseph Boinnet to start investigations immediately to ascertain the cause of his death.
“We are urging the government to institute a commission of inquiry into the death of Jacob Juma to ascertain people who were involved in this act.” Wetangula said.
The leaders said that they suspect his death is inclined towards politics following the fact that he has been in the forefront in fighting corruption including EuroBond ,Nys scandals and land scandals.
Kimimini member of parliament Chris Wamalwa urged security agencies to follow his twitter posts that alleged he was being trailed and that his life was in danger.
“Jacob Juma had raised many issues pertaining issues of corruption and incase there is any hand or whoever responsible should be required to record a statement .”Wamalwa said.
It is alleged that on Thursday night unknown gunmen in Nairobi shot dead Juma at 10 pm near Lenana School.
Jacob Juma was driving home from a bar to his home on Thursday night when unknown gunmen attacked his car.
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He had been involved in several high-profile legal cases against the government over failed business deals.
The controversial business man had warned several months ago that there was a plot to kill him because of his outspoken views on government matters.
Mr. Juma had interest in mining and land sectors .