Pacific Wildcat's Kenya Country Manager Is Shot Dead in Nairobi

Jacob Juma, the head of Pacific Wildcat Resources Corp.’s Kenyan unit, was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in the capital, Nairobi, police said.

The boss of Cortec Mining Kenya Ltd. was killed on Thursday night while driving along a secluded section of a highway in the city, police spokesman Charles Owino said by phone.

“We are trying to get witnesses so that we can knit together what happened,” Owino said.

Juma last year filed an application at the International Center for Settlement of Investments Disputes asking the Washington-based tribunal to compel Kenya to compensate his company for the cancellation in 2013 of a rare-earth-minerals license. Juma accused former Mines Minister Najib Balala of asking for an 80 million-shilling ($800,000) bribe to avoid cancellation of the permit. Balala denied any wrongdoing and a Kenyan court in March 2015 dismissed a case that accused the minister of unlawfully revoking the permit.

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