Controversial businessman shot dead in Kenya

2016-05-06 14:11


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Nairobi - A controversial Kenyan businessman, Jacob Juma, has been short dead in Nairobi.

Juma was shot dead on Thursday night by unknown gunmen as he drove towards his home in Karen.

Confirming the incident, Nairobi Criminal Investigations Department (CID) boss, Ireri Kamwende, said the businessman was gunned down around 21:30.

Kamwende said the thugs escaped on a motorcycle after spraying the businessman's car with more than 10 bullets.

The thugs did not steal anything from Juma, a bitter critic of the Jubilee government and close ally of Cord leader Raila Odinga.

His death was likely to raise concerns that it was politically motivated if his controversial posts on Facebook and Twitter bashing president Uhuru Kenyatta's government were anything to go by

Read more on:    jubilee coalition  |  cord  |  jacob juma  |  uhuru kenyatta  |  raila odinga  |  kenya  |  east africa

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