Lawyer Assa Nyakundi arrives at a Limuru court with his client, Neno Evangelism Centre Pastor James Ng'ang'a, May 4, 2018. /GEORGE MUGO
Lawyer Assa Nyakundi arrives at a Limuru court with his client, Neno Evangelism Centre Pastor James Ng'ang'a, May 4, 2018. /GEORGE MUGO

Detectives yesterday said city lawyer Assa Nyakundi shot two bullets in an incident that left his son dead. He was shot inside a car on Sunday.

The police also found two guns in the lawyer’s house after preliminary investigations. The guns were a pistol and a shotgun rifle, serial number SP0030877 and T024641, respectively. They have been taken for ballistics examination. This was after Nyakundi handed over the pistol he used in the shooting.

“Dusting for prints and samples for forensic examinations were collected,” police preliminary investigations said.

The police also found 14 bullets in the Glock pistol used by the lawyer, despite Nyakundi reporting on Sunday when the incident happened that it contained 13 bullets.

The police said that the shooting occurred inside a Toyota Axio. One bullet was recovered in the boot while, a 9mm bullet was recovered under the mat on the back passenger’s seat. There were blood stains on the upper left side of the back seat with a bullet hole visible about six inches from the blood stain on the backrest of the seat.

The lawyer reported to police on Sunday that he had mistakenly shot dead his son Joseph Nyakundi.

Detectives visited his house on Monday to piece together activities that might have led to the shooting.

“The house of the suspect at Muthaiga North Parkside, house number 5, was visited and a thorough search conducted therein,” the police report said.

Nyakundi, 60, is currently admitted at Nairobi hospital under police guard after he developed hypertension complications while in police custody. The body is still at the Aga Khan Mortuary awaiting a postmortem.

“The detained subject M/V Registration KCE 753 B Toyota Axio was subjected to ballistic examinations on 18/03/2019 by officers from the DCI headquarters,” read the report.

Other items collected by the police are two empty magazines, 285 rounds of 9mm ammunition, 47 rounds of 357mm, 139 rounds of 12-gauge ammunition and a black holster.

According to the new report, DCI officers also found a mutilated firearm ID, two 9mm spent cartridge under the car’s passenger mat and a bullet head in the boot of the same Toyota Axio car.

“Police also found two empty magazines, 285 rounds of 9mm, 47 rounds of 357mm and 139 rounds of 12- gauge ammunition. Others are a black holster, firearms certificate serial number NO.002355 in the names of Nyakundi,” the police signal report said.

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