Isaac Juma: Kenya in Mourning as Veteran Harambee Stars Fan Dies After Night Attack
- Isaac Juma was an ardent football fan who passionately supported Harambee Stars and AFC Leopards
- He made headlines with his unique style during matches as he painted his body in national colours and a trunk
- The 56-year-old is said to have died after he was hacked to death by unknown assailants over a land dispute
Kenya's sporting fraternity has been plunged into mourning following the death of veteran Harambee Stars and AFC Leopards fan, Isaac Juma.
Sports Brief understands Juma died after he was hacked to death in a night attack by unknown assailants on Wednesday, January 26, in Mumias, Kakamega County.
According to authorities, a preliminary probe had established the attack was instigated by a land dispute.
Juma was a passionate and ardent football fan who religiously supported Harambee Stars and Ingwe.
He often made headlines during matches with his unique hairstyle, his body that he painted in national colours, and a trunk.
The 56-year-old was also a newspaper vendor in Nakuru.
“We have a suspect over the murder to know more,” Western Regional police boss Peris Muthoni said.
A number of entities and Kenyans alike have since taken to social media to pay tribute to the father of 10.
AFC Leopards tweeted:
"From the AFC Leopards fraternity, we send our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Isaac Juma. Rest In Peace Juma."
Harambee Stars posted:
"Our condolences go out to the family and friends of our top fan, Isaac Juma following his disturbing death yesterday night. His passion for the game was unmatched. May his soul rest in peace, and may his family find solace during these difficult times."
Kenyan international joins Belgian club
Earlier, Sports Brief reported Harambee Stars attacker Eric Johanna Omondi has switched clubs abroad after leaving Swedish outfit Jonkopings Sodra for Waasland-Beveren of Belgium.
Sports Brief understands the Kenyan international will spend the rest of the season with Waasland-Beveren after he joined them on a six-month loan deal.
The transfer was confirmed by the Belgian second-tier side who revealed Johanna had joined them as a free agent.
Source: Sports Brief News