Two DCI officers in lawyer Nyakundi murder case interdicted over alleged ‘cover up’

Two DCI officers in lawyer Nyakundi murder case interdicted over alleged ‘cover up’
Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti. Photo/Courtesy

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) boss George Kinoti on Wednesday interdicted two police officers assigned to probe the killing of Lawyer Assa Nyakundi’s son.

According to Kinoti, the two senior officers alongside two prosecutors allegedly engaged in a “cover up” in a case where the city lawyer is suspected of shooting and killing his son last month.

Nyakundi had earlier told police he was trying to holster his firearm while in the car when he accidentally fired, shooting his son in the chest.

However, an autopsy report seen by Citizen Digital indicated that: “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.”

The report which was released on March 21, also inferred that the cause of death was chest injuries and haemorrhage due to gunshot from a low velocity firearm.

It also revealed that he could have been shot from outside the vehicle and not inside as the lawyer claimed.

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

Nyakundi has since been charged with manslaughter and is out on a cash bail of Ksh.300,000 and a Ksh.1million surety.

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