Isaac Juma's family seeks police protection

Isaac Juma's family members at Ebuyenjere in Mumias West on February 2, 2022. [Benjamin Sakwa, Standard]

The family of Isaac Juma, the passionate Harambee Stars and AFC Leopards fan who was killed last week, now fears their lives could also be in danger.

Speaking to journalists yesterday at their home in Ebuhenjere village, Mumias West, the family led by Juma's first wife, Christine Indimuli, said they have been ordered off their land by close relatives.

"The daring ones have walked into my compound to personally deliver the threats if we don't leave this disputed land as others send emissaries with chilling messages," said Ms Indimuli.

She added, "We reported the matter to Etenje Police Station in the hope that they will be contained."

Their fear is that they will be ignored, saying Juma had complained about receiving similar threats but no action was taken.

Indimuli said the land dispute escalated in 2020 after they moved to Mumias from Nakuru.

Etenje Police Station OCS Inspector Rosemina Chagala, however, said they had not gotten any reports of the threats.

"The only complaint we have is from Juma's sisters who claim their brother's two wives threatened to burn their houses after Juma's death. We couldn't verify the claims, though," Ms Chagala said.

The OCS said they had talked to Juma's wives and urged them to remain calm as an investigation into their husband's murder continues.

"In case they have been threatened we are always ready to look into it and we will follow up."

A suspect is in police custody in connection with the murder. 

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