Fresh details have emerged concerning the predicted murder of ardent AFC Leopards and Harambee Stars fan Isaac Juma hours after his life was cut short in a gruesome way on Wednesday night by unknown assassins.
Juma, 58 was hacked to death at around 9 pm in Ebuyenjere village, Mumias, Kakamega County over a suspected land tussle.
The late was a newspaper vendor in Nakuru in the 80s before moving back to the countryside upon his retirement.
It is reported that the departed was in a land dispute row with his nephew until his untimely death.
Going by the photos taken alongside fellow fans recently, Juma’s life was in danger basing the message written on to the placards he carried to the stadia.
He communicated that his land was not for sale and that the suspected grabbers should instead fight coronavirus other than waging war against him.
Meanwhile, detectives have since arrested 27 – year – old man Milton Namatsi as the main suspect behind Juma’s murder.
Earlier on, Juma had shared a message about his love and passion for football
“Soccer is my life, my bread, and my full-time passion. Yes, it is painful to lose a match after you have invested your energies and even resources, but we need discipline before and after a match.
“Even when we lose we should maintain our cool. Being a fan Requa ires a high level of discipline as a team cannot win all the time,” the late Juma told a local publication on 18 July 2014.
Reports of Juma’s death caught many Kenyan football enthusiasts by surprise as they thronged social media sites to send messages of condolence to the friends and family of the departed.
“We join the football fraternity in mourning a great supporter of Kenyan football, Isaac Juma, following his death on 26 Jan.A passionate ever-present resent fixture during league & national team games, Juma will be missed. May his family find strength during this trying time .” Football Kenya Federation Caretaker Committee shared.