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Police: Jacob Juma carried woman in his car on night of murder

Police claim they have pieced together the final moments of slain Nairobi businessman Jacob Juma, which showed him dropping off an unidentified woman in town moments before he was gunned down.

Director of Criminal Investigations Ndegwa Muhoro on Tuesday provided what he says is a blow by blow account of Mr Juma’s movement from around 5pm, when Mr Juma’s phone was off.

Then at 7:34pm, his vehicle was captured opposite Westlands bus terminus driving along the Waiyaki Way, towards CBD. Mr Juma was driving with a woman occupying the driver’s seat.

Two minutes later, the CCTV footage shows the businessman near Villa Rosa Kempinski, Nairobi driving towards Uhuru Highway. At 7:38pm, Mr Juma’s car was captured along Uhuru Highway driving towards Mombasa Road.

Five minutes later, his vehicle was near Central Park, along Uhuru Highway. At 7:55pm, his vehicle wa sat Nyerere Road nea Children’s Traffic Park, along Nyerere road towards Kenyatta Avenue.

And 8:14pm, his car was captured on Argwings Kodhek Road, near Yaya Centre towards Ole Odume Road.

Jacob Juma's car at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations headquarters. PHOTO | ANGIRA ZADOCK
Jacob Juma’s car at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations headquarters. PHOTO | ANGIRA ZADOCK

Mr Muhoro says police were able to trace Mr Juma’s last moments after reviewing shots taken by the automated number plate recognition cameras and video clips from the intelligence video surveillance at Jogoo House.

He said police first got reports of the shooting at 9pm when two individuals informed a police officer who was on duty at the Ms China Road and Bridge Construction company.

Mr Juma’s body was discovered inside his car on Southern By-Pass off Ngong Road on May 5 at 9pm. After reviewing the footage, police say they summoned the woman in his car’s passenger seat.

“After interviewing the said lady, she confirmed that she had met the deceased on the fateful day during lunchtime and had agreed to meet later in the evening,” said Muhoro.

“She confirmed to have been dropped later by a taxi at Rose Apartment along Brookside Drive.”

He said police are now probing several possibilities as the basis of the motive behind the murder.

Mr Muhoro also said there were investigations touching on Mr Juma and Tourism CS Najib Balala, businessman Brian Yongo and Nairobi politician Fred Gumo.