Controversial Kenyan businessman Jacob Juma shot dead

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A view of the car after Jacob Juma was shot dead

A view of the car after Jacob Juma was shot dead

A controversial businessman, Jacob Juma, was shot dead last night by unknown gunmen in Nairobi.

The country’s largest newspaper, the Daily Nation, says: “His bullet riddled vehicle was found in a ditch. The vehicle had 10 bullet holes.”

Mr Juma, @kabetes, had predicted on Twitter last December that he would be assassinated.

The car in which Jacob Juma was shot dead by unknown gunmen close to his home

The car in which Jacob Juma was shot dead by unknown gunmen close to his home

He had sued a state corporation seeking about $5m (£3.5m) in compensation for breach of contract.

He had also sued the government in 2015 for revoking of his company’s mining licence.

He has also been a critical of the ruling Jubilee coalition on corruption matters and was supportive of opposition leader Raila Odinga.

Jacob Juma

Jacob Juma

The Standard newspaper quotes the Nairobi police boss commenting on the death and saying: “We don’t know the motive but this seems to be a pure murder.”

His death is the top trend on Twitter in Kenya this morning.

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Source:: PM Newspaper