Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.
– George Bernard Shaw
Who murdered Jacob Juma? The answer is I don’t know, and in all likelihood neither does anyone reading this.
What I do know is that this was a man who lived hard and fast, and he had, as a consequence, made many powerful enemies both in the government of the day, in political circles, and even in former business associates. Any of them could have taken his life, safe in the knowledge that the entity (and those who run it) with the monopoly on violence would be first to be fingered.
The same persons controlling this entity could have actually assassinated him, knowing they have the power to scapegoat one of his numerous enemies, such as the already arrested Yongo.
Either way he made it clear he wasn’t afraid to go, this conviction and strength of character gave him the courage and/or foolhardiness to say things and act in ways few of us dare to.
He soared with the eagles and now sleeps with the fishes. But in between he lived on his own terms.