Juma was hacked to death at his home two weeks ago in an assault.
Mourners paid tribute to the football aficionado by donning their favorite jerseys and painting their bodies in the national flag colors, as Juma liked to do when watching Harambee Stars play.
Talks about the disputed land that led to Juma’s death permeated the air at the burial, with children and relatives of the late Juma pleading with the government to relocate them.
According to Brian Juma, the late football fan’s son, they can no longer stay in the disputed property because they are afraid for their safety.
“Whenever my father returned home from a football game, he would tell us that his sister was causing him sleepless nights over land wranglings. Wake up, government, and tell us where we’re going. “We can’t stay on this land,” Juma’s son explained.
Teresia Juma, his eldest daughter, has called on the Kenyan government and the Kakamega County government to intercede and relocate them.
“Please remove this land and relocate us if the government is truly concerned about the wellbeing of the vulnerable.” Please save us if you hear my cries,” she added.