Nairobi lawyer ‘accidentally’ shoots son dead


Nairobi lawyer 'accidentally' shoots son dead

A Nairobi lawyer was on Sunday detained by police to aid in investigations into an incident where he claims to have accidentally shot and killed his 29-year-old son.

The advocate — Assa Nyakundi Kibagedi — told police he was trying to holster his firearm while in the car when he accidentally fired, shooting his son Joseph Nyakundi in the chest.

He rushed him to Aga Khan Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

According to a statement recorded at Muthaiga Police Station, Mr. Kibagedi and his son were heading home at 1am on Sunday from ICC Church on Mombasa Road and when he approached his house at Muthaiga North, he reached for his pistol to safeguard it.

In the process to holster it, he says he accidentally pulled the trigger shooting his son who was on the back seat of the car.

Police have confiscated the firearm, which had 14 rounds of ammunition after the incident.

“The reportee who is a civilian firearm holder has been detained to assist in further investigations. The said firearm loaded with 14 rounds of 9mm and the m/v have been kept as exhibits,” said police.

The body of the deceased is at Aga Khan mortuary pending post mortem.

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