Nairobi lawyer Assa Nyakundi who is facing manslaughter charges against his 29-year-old son Joseph Bogonko Nyakundi was yesterday re-arrested.

He is expected to face murder charges today after he spent his night in custody.

Nyakundi was arrested moments after leaving his lawyer John Khaminwa’s office in Kileleshwa and taken to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations headquarters.

His arrest came hours after Justice Ngenye Macharia directed the application by Nyakundi challenging the DPP’s decision to drop manslaughter charges and instead charge him with murder be heard before Justice Luka Kimaru.

Nyakundi shot his 29-year-old son on March 17, 2019.

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

Nyakundi has since been charged with manslaughter and is out on a cash bail of Sh300,000 and an Sh1 million surety.

The deceased was buried on April 2, 2019, at the Lang’ata Cemetery.