By Tuko News
– Former Lugari MP Cyrus Jirongo has sensationally claimed that slain businessman Jacob Juma once slapped William Ruto
– Speaking during Juma’s requiem mass in Nairobi, Jirongo claimed that investigations into the businessman’s murder should begin with the slapping incident
– Jirongo was William Ruto’s close ally as KANU’s youth wingers in the run up to the 1992 General Election
– He technically linked Juma’s death to the deputy president
A former close ally of William Ruto has linked the deputy president to the controversial murder of businessman Jacob Juma.
Cyrus Jirongo, who worked closely with Ruto as KANU Youth wingers in the early 90s, said that the security organs are very well aware of how the businessman was killed.
He went ahead to claim that Jacob Juma once slapped William Ruto and this where investigations need to begin.
“..If the Inspector General of Police is sincere, Jacob Juma slapped William Ruto some time back. That is where investigations should start,” he said while speaking during the slain businessman’s requiem mass in Nairobi on Thursday, May 12.
He went ahead to claim that the very people who murdered an ICC witness against William Ruto by the name Meshack Yebei in 2014 were the ones who took out Jacob Juma.
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Cyrus Jirongo becomes the second politician after Ali Hassan Joho to demand that police investigate William Ruto in connection with the controversial businessman’s death.
In a statement on Friday,May 5, Joho said that all the people who Jacob Juma had listed as plotting to have him killed should be investigated.
“It is by this standard, and a very reasonable expectation, that everyone the deceased named as a potential suspect should be questioned by the police,”siad Joho.
He went on to say that it was a pity even after several public statements about a plan to kill him, police never offered any special security to Jacob Juma.
Jacob Juma once worked under Cyrus Jirongo in the early 90s before branching out into businesses.