• The DCI may recommend the file to be closed, that a person be charged with the killing, or that the father be charged with negligence in handling the firearms, which he was legally in possession of.•
• Two guns owned by MP Sankok - a pistol and a shotgun - had been surrendered for ballistic analysis.
Detectives are puzzled by the glaring inconsistencies they have discovered during the ongoing investigation of the death of MP David Sankok's son, Memusi.
According to the family members, Memusi reportedly disagreed with his father about returning to school, Kericho High School, where he was joining form 3.
The initial autopsy showed that he shot himself at his father’s house, on May 2.
However, new information surrounding the death has emerged that is shining light on the glaring inconsistencies. At least 10 people were interviewed about the sudden death.
Thus, the Narok DCI boss Mwenda Ethaiba disclosed that detectives from the DCI headquarters in Nairobi will be combing through the crime scene again today.
This will be followed by a second autopsy to find out what really happened to 15-year-old, Memusi on his last day on earth.
Here is the list of inconsistencies that DCI will be clearing after the visit to the scene of the crime and the second autopsy.
1. The second autopsy was prompted by the fact that the initial exercise was conducted by a Ministry of Health official without the participation of some forensic experts and that it did not provide the necessary answers.
2. During the autopsy, the forensic investigations will involve examining the wound caused by the bullet to establish if it is consistent with being caused by the bullet, the direction the bullet took and even the projectile that may involve the use of an X-ray.
3. The forensic experts will be looking for the presence or lack of therein, of gun residue. This will check if there is debris on the deceased’s palm and if indeed he is the one who fired the bullet.
4. This gunshot residue will also determine if Memusi shot the gun and help the detectives determine the muzzle-to-target distance.
5. Two guns owned by MP Sankok - a pistol and a shotgun - had been surrendered for ballistic analysis.
6. The shotgun was used in the shooting but detectives are wondering how a 15-year-old can be able to reach a shotgun trigger at the angle at which the bullet entered and exited his body.
7. The detectives will reconstruct the scene to enable them "answer many unanswered questions", get the trajectory of the killer bullet and collect more evidence. The earlier post-mortem indicated that Memusi’s death was caused by a bullet through his chin and exiting at the top of his head.
8. Another question the DCI detectives will be answering is, “Was the weapon on the chin when it discharged or far away. That is part of the forensic analysis that is ongoing,” said Narok head of DCI Mwenda Ethaiba.
Upon completion of the investigations, detectives are expected to forward the file to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution.
The DCI may recommend the file to be closed, that a person be charged with the killing, or that the father be charged with negligence in handling the firearms, which he was legally in possession of.