Unknown gunmen on Thursday night assassinated Kenyan businessman Jacob Juma.
The outspoken businessman was murdered while he drove past Lenana School along Ngong Road in Nairobi by 9.30pm on Thursday night.
The gunmen shot at his car leaving ten bullet holes, police say. The car was discovered door flung open while the engine was still running.
The Head of Nairobi police, Japheth Koome said Juma was driving from his bar in Westlands at around 9.30pm to his Karen home when he was shot by gunmen who escaped on a motorbike.
Police who attended to the scene said they found his identity card, Sh6,500, five Euros and two mobile phones.
“We don’t know the motive but this seems to be a pure murder. The body is at the City Mortuary,” said Koome.
The 45-year-old who ventured into business after compleating his studies at the University of Nairobi has been vocal on political issues and severally bashed the government.
In December, Jacob Juma claimed that government officials planned to assassinate him, he made this known via his twitter handle.
Juma who was an outspoken critic of the Kenyan government was the founder and director Cortec Mining Kenya Ltd, Kenya, a company affiliated to Cortec SA, Cortec Uk, Stirling, UK, Pacific Wildcat Resources Corp., Canada, USA, Rio Tinto, Australia, First Western, UK.
On March 25, Juma tweeted “Freedom is expensive? Death is a must for everybody. I will NOT fear death and stay in comfort zone as majority of Kenyans suffer anymore.”