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Jacob Juma: Police question wife, girlfriends over murder

Police have interrogated the wife of slain businessman Jacob Juma as well as his three girlfriends.

Police revealed that the slain businessman’s firearm was with his wife and had been surrendered to the police for safe keeping.

So far, 28 people, including immediate family members and the wife, Miriam Wairimu, have recorded their statements with the police.

Among them are the owner and the driver of the breakdown registration number KAY 163L Land Rover 109 that towed the Mr Juma’s vehicle.

Also questioned are police officers from Karen police station, and the house help at Rose apartments whom the deceased sent Sh9,500 through M-Pesa on May 4 as part of her salary, a day before he was killed.


Police have also questioned three of Mr Juma’s girlfriends.

One of the girlfriends, a lawyer at a well-known city firm had received Sh30,000 on the fateful day and was to meet Mr Juma in the evening.

However, Mr Juma switched off his mobile phones and met another girlfriend.

Mr Juma, according to the investigators, had also sent Sh60,000 through M-Pesa to “another girlfriend who works with a well-known courier firm”.

The money, according to the woman, for buying a phone.

Ballistic examination of two cartridges found at a scene where businessman Mr Juma was found murdered, matches that of one of the AK47 rifles recovered by police in recent encounters with criminals, police have said.


Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinett on Monday evening said examination of the AK47 cartridges and that of two similar weapons recovered during recent encounters with criminals indicated one of them could have been the murder weapon.

“This could, therefore, lead to the arrest of the murderers of Jacob Juma,” Mr Boinett said.

The police boss, however, did not reveal where the AK47 rifles were recovered during the encounter with criminals.

On Saturday night, officers from the Special Crime Prevention Unit shot dead four suspects and recovered an AK47 rifle, a Ceska pistol and 60 rounds of ammunition.

The gang had earlier carjacked a relative of a senior government official and the daughter of Mr Kenneth Matiba among other senior officials and businessmen.

The gang has, according to police records, carjacked at least 15 people and stolen from them millions of shillings even as special police units were tasked with hunting them down.