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Funeral of slain businessman Jacob Juma set for Saturday

Controversial businessman Jacob Juma will be laid to rest at his home in Bungoma County on Saturday.

The funeral is being co-ordinated by the Cord secretariat in Nairobi

On Wednesday morning, the secretariat released a tentative itinerary of the funeral that will include a requiem mass at the All Saints Cathedral on Thursday 10am.

This will be followed by a public viewing of the body in Uhuru Park that will be attended by Cord principals Raila Odinga, Kalonzo Musyoka and Moses Wetangula.

The body will also be viewed by the public on Friday in Masinde Muliro Gardens in Kakamega town and Kanduyi Stadium in Bungoma town respectively.

Viewing of bodies is a cultural rite among the Luhya community, which the late Juma belonged to.

Mr Juma will be laid to rest on Saturday in Mungore village, Khasoko area in Bumula constituency.

Mr Juma was shot dead Thursday night by unknown gunmen in Nairobi near Lenana School. His bullet-riddled vehicle was found in a ditch. The vehicle had 10 bullet holes.

The bullet-riddled vehicle of slain businessman Jacob Juma. PHOTO |
The bullet-riddled vehicle of slain businessman Jacob Juma. PHOTO |

Police say nothing was stolen from the businessman as two mobile phones and cash were found in the vehicle.


Official Funeral Programme for the late Jacob Juma.

– Requiem Mass at the All Saints Cathedral – 10:00am

– Public viewing of the body at (Uhuru Park Nairobi) – 12:00 noon…

This will be attended by CORD Principals and leaders.

The body will then be taken to his Karen Home for a night vigil

– Departure for Kakamega Airstrip – 9:00am

– Public viewing (Masinde Muliro Gardens) – 10:00am

– At 1130Hrs, the body will be flown to Bungoma and arrive at 1200Hrs

– Public viewing (Kanduyi Stadium Bungoma) – 12:00pm

The body will then be driven to the late Juma’s family home in Mungore village, Khasoko area of Bumula Constituency.

The body will lie in state at his home on Friday night.

Funeral Service to begin at – 9:00am – 2pm