Kenyan businessman Jacob Juma shot dead in Nairobi

A controversial and wealthy businessman has been shot dead in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi.


Jacob Juma was driving home from a bar to his home in an upmarket suburb on Thursday night when unknown gunmen attacked his car.

Police said they escaped on motorbikes after firing 10 shots at the vehicle.

“We don’t know the motive but this seems to be a pure murder,” Nairobi police chief Japheth Koome is quoted by Kenya’s Standard newspaper as saying.

Police say nothing was stolen from the businessman, as two of his mobiles were found in his car along with some cash.

Mr Juma, a contractor, was an outspoken critic of the government.

According to Kenya’s Daily Nation paper he was also litigious, involved in a litany of civil and criminal lawsuits.

Source: BBC