Widow now wants FBI involved in Jacob Juma’s murder probe
The widow of slain businessman Jacob Juma has expressed her support to calls for foreign help in the investigation of her husband’s murder.
Ms Miriam Wairimu specifically called for the involvement of America’s Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) or Britain’s Scotland Yard in the investigation of the murder.
“As a family, we support calls for foreign help, that is the FBI and Scotland Yard, to assist in the investigation of Jacob’s assassination,” Ms Wairimu said.
She made the remarks at a family press conference on Friday convened at her Karen home. Also present was Cord leader Raila Odinga.
The family has already began the search for a private investigator to conduct a parallel investigation on Mr Juma’s murder.
To this end, the family wants to be given the registration number plate of the towing vehicle that towed Mr Juma’s vehicle to the Karen police station after the murder and at what time.
The family has also asked Interior Secretary Mr Joseph Nkaissery and Inspector-General of Police Mr Joseph Boinnet to provide them with Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) footage of Mr Juma’s car on Ngon’g road on the night of the murder.
They also asked to be provided with mobile telephone data with details from the various mobile operators’ masts that Mr Juma’s phone travelled through on the night of the murder.
“We ask for only these two things for now. We shall be asking for more information in due course,” Ms Wairimu said.
NO POLICE CONTACT
During the requiem service Thursday at All Saints Cathedral, Mr Juma’s widow told mourners that the police investigating the shooting of her husband were yet to take statements from her or contact her in any way.
She said no police officer has been to her Karen home to share information.
She said she only learnt of her husband’s death on Friday morning when she went to drop their two children to school.