The widow said Simon had lost one of his eyes sometime back in Ngong while on a rescue mission of a victim whose house had been raided by an armed gang. In panic, the man shot Simon in the head with a bird-hunting gun. It is not clear why the Flying Squad police officers did not let Simon stand trial in court if he was behind the murder of the slain businessman.
Juma’s killing was carried out by a well-trained gunman, and it’s not clear how a one-eyed Simon would have pulled off such a clean job on the Eurobond whistleblower.
On the night Juma was killed on Lenana Road in Nairobi, Simon was in Limuru tending to his chicken, and a grinding mill, a struggling business he was trying to put up. He left the family with a Sh80,000 bill. KTN does not have evidence of Simon engaging in armed crime in the city, among them what police said was an armed robbery involving a daughter of a former Cabinet minister.
The fact that Juma was shot at close range and his scene of murder staged, the gunning down of Simon and the claim that he was the man behind the murder of the businessman has raised eyebrows. Nothing was stolen from Jacob Juma on the night he was shot.
Simon’s widow claims that police visited her and took his uniform and laptop. “They did not do a search. He had nothing. Only Sh2,000 in the bank account.”
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