Revealed: Why Isaac Juma, a popular AFC Leoapards football fan was killed

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Isaac Juma was killed last night over land tussle

Victor Wanyama posted : “I am saddened to hear of Isaac Juma's demise. Juma was a true lover and supporter of the game for decades. I take this opportunity to send my message of condolence to his family and friends . May they find strength during this dark period,”

Mumias

By Seliphar Machoni

AFC Leopards football fanatic Isaac Juma, 56, was butchered last night by unknown assailants.

According to his wife Farida Juma, he was killed around 9pm at Bukaya village in Mumias West Sub County.

Isaac Juma

A source that sought anonymity told County Splash that his relatives wanted to sell his two-acre piece of land and had earlier received death threats.

The widow believes that the husband might have been killed as a result of a land feud.

A source that sought anonymity told County Splash that his relatives wanted to sell his two-acre piece of land and had earlier received death threats.

Already one of the suspects has been arrested and another one still at large. This is according to Mumias West Sub County Police Commander Stephen Muoni.

Isaac Juma at a past football match

Muoni said he was hacked to death by the two men in a sheep pen while his brother and son escaped death by a whisker.

Juma was married to two wives namely, Christina Juma with whom they were blessed with four children and Farida six, totaling to 10.

His body has been taken to Butere hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem.

Deputy President William Ruto on his facebook account posted: We are heartbroken by the loss of the ever-present AFC Leopards and Harambee Stars longstanding fan Isaac Juma. He was a friendly, ever jovial and passionate soccer supporter. Our thoughts are with the family and soccer fraternity during this painful time. Rest In Peace, Juma,”.

Here are some of the comments from people who knew him.

Deputy President William Ruto on his facebook account posted: We are heartbroken by the loss of the ever-present AFC Leopards and Harambee Stars longstanding fan Isaac Juma. He was a friendly, ever jovial and passionate soccer supporter. Our thoughts are with the family and soccer fraternity during this painful time. Rest In Peace, Juma,”.

Carol Radull posted : This is tragic. Number one Harambee Stars Fan and avid Football fan Isaac Juma has died. He was reportedly hacked to death in Mumias over a land dispute; according to his wife Farida. This hurts to the core! What a #Legend Rest in peace my friend. We had so many good times in the stadium. Condolences to his family,”

Isaac Juma at a past football match

“AFC Leopards fraternity has lost one of their top fans Mr Juma in the hands of cowards who decided to kill him through a panga. But did Juma had to be slashed like meat in the butchery surely? The last time we met in Nakuru last year while you were headed to the Azimio event at Kasarani kumbe it was the last time we were meeting May you rest in peace Mr Juma,” posted Jotham Soyi in his facebook account.

‘The Late Isaac Juma was a devoted and entertaining football fan both locally and internationally. I will personally remember him as my constitute and a personal friend who used to visit me making lots of fun and hilarious jokes. Our prayers are with his family, relatives and friends during this trying moment of grief,” said Echesa.

Carol Radull posted : This is tragic. Number one Harambee Stars Fan and avid Football fan Isaac Juma has died. He was reportedly hacked to death in Mumias over a land dispute; according to his wife Farida. This hurts to the core! What a #Legend Rest in peace my friend. We had so many good times in the stadium. Condolences to his family,”

Isaac Juma at a past football match

Stephen Amadi posted : “The dancing young man, you could say, though not young, slithering like a boneless snake! He was a real soccer fan, never missed AFC games and even Harambee Stars. Politicians, too, wooed him,”

Former Sports Cabinet Secretary said  Kenya has lost a fantastic and most admired ultras zany in the football fraternity.

‘The Late Isaac Juma was a devoted and entertaining football fan both locally and internationally. I will personally remember him as my constitute and a personal friend who used to visit me making lots of fun and hilarious jokes. Our prayers are with his family, relatives and friends during this trying moment of grief,” said Echesa.

Victor Wanyama posted : “I am saddened to hear of Isaac Juma’s demise. Juma was a true lover and supporter of the game for decades. I take this opportunity to send my message of condolence to his family and friends . May they find strength during this dark period,”

May his good soul rest in eternal peace.

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