Police tell Wetangula to record statement over Juma’s death

By Margaret Kalekye

Police are asking Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula to provide them with information regarding the murder of businessman Jacob Juma.

In a statement, Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet is also appealing to anyone with information regarding the murder of Jacob Juma to report to DCI or nearest police station.

“We expect Senator Wetangula being a longstanding lawyer to discern credible facts from ordinary hearsay and therefore inform the police as soon as possible for appropriate action,” read the statement signed by police spokesman George Kinoti.

The senator has stated publicly that he will name those who were involved in the murder of the businessman during his burial.

Jacob Juma will be laid to rest in his Bungoma county rural home on Saturday, May 14.

The Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet also regretted media speculation surrounding Juma’s death including what he termed as unfounded accusation made by some politicians that police were involved in the murder.

“We are aware of a great deal of media speculation that include clearly unfounded accusations being made by some politicians to the effect that some police units were involved in the murder. We in the police make no exceptions in our investigations but follow diligently the procedures as prescribed in the law,” Boinnet stated.

CORD Leader Raila Odinga has claimed that the businessman was killed by flying squad officers due to his hard-hitting stance against corruption.

The police boss said the case has been assigned to a team of experienced detectives who will follow it diligently with a view to arresting the culprits.

The Cord Secretariat is coordinating the burial of the businessman Jacob who was shot dead last Thursday.

A requiem mass will be held at All Saints Cathedral at 10am on Thursday before the body is taken to Uhuru Park for public viewing.

Cord principals Raila Odinga, Kalonzo Musyoka and Moses Wetang’ula will attend the mass.

The Cord leaders want a commission of inquiry into Juma’s murder set up.


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