Lawyer Nyakundi’s son to be buried on Tuesday


Lawyer Nyakundi's son to be buried on Tuesday
File image of Lawyer Assa Nyakundi Kibagedi. PHOTO| COURTESY

In Summary

  • This even as the lawyer who claims to have shot his son by – Joseph Nyakundi - accident continues to receive medical attention at the Nairobi Hospital.
  • Nyakundi’s wife Lydia Apungu Nyakundi and his first born son Noah Nyakundi have so far recorded statements with the Homicide Department at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).
  • The duo is said to have refuted claims that the city lawyer and his son had a strained relationship prior to the incident.

The slain son of city lawyer Assa Nyakundi is set to be buried on Tuesday at the Lang’ata Cemetery.

This even as the lawyer who claims to have accidentally shot his son – Joseph Nyakundi — continues to receive medical attention at the Nairobi Hospital.

Nyakundi’s wife, Lydia Apungu Nyakundi, and his first born son Noah Nyakundi have so far recorded statements with the Homicide Department at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).

The duo is said to have refuted claims that the city lawyer and his son had a strained relationship prior to the incident.

The lawyer is expected to be arraigned in court after being discharged from hospital.

Nyakundi, who was arrested on March 17, 2019, previously told police he was trying to holster his firearm while in the car when he accidentally fired, shooting his 29-year-old son in the chest.

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

The lawyer was later that evening also rushed to hospital after developing shock symptoms while at the Muthaiga Police Station where he had been detained for interrogation on the fatal shooting.

Police, during a raid on his house on March 19, 2019, seized two firearms and 471 rounds of ammunition of different calibre.

An autopsy report conducted on the body of the deceased revealed that he could have been shot from outside the vehicle and not inside as had been reported.

According to the autopsy report, which was released on March 21, 2019, the cause of death was chest injuries and haemorrhage due to gunshot from a low velocity firearm.

“The shot projection from the chest exiting at the back suggested that whoever shot him was standing outside the rear right back door of motor vehicle KCE 753B Toyota Axio which belongs to the father of deceased,” read the report in part as seen by Citizen Digital.

“The angle of shooting according to the projection could be ninety degrees, suggesting there was a confrontation.”

The autopsy was conducted by government pathologist Dr. Johansen Oduor in the presence of the homicide team, government chemists, ballistic experts, forensic analysts from the DCI as well as lawyer Cliff Ombeta representing the suspect.

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