Was it Intentionally? Autopsy shows this about lawyer Assa Nyakundi’s dead son

An autopsy conducted on the body of lawyer Assa Nyakundi’s son, Joseph Nyakundi, has revealed the deceased was shot from outside the car after a confrontation. This contradicted the lawyer’s earlier claims that he accidentally shot his 29-year-old son on the chest while trying to adjust his licensed Glock pistol inside his car.

The report released by government pathologist Johansen Odour on Thursday, March 21, said the lawyer’s son succumbed to chest injuries and bleeding inflicted by a gunshot from a low velocity firearm.

Autopsy report shows Nairobi Lawyer Assa Nyakundi's son was shot outside car after confrontation

“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,” said the report.

The pathologist further stated the angle of the shooting according to the projection was 90 degrees indicating there was a possible confrontation before the trigger was pulled on the deceased. The autopsy was conducted in the presence of the homicide team, government chemists, ballistic experts, forensic analysts from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) as well as lawyer Cliff Ombeta representing the suspect.

Detectives who raided the lawyer’s Muthaiga house on Tuesday, March 19, recovered 471 rounds of ammunition, a shotgun and a pistol. His Toyota Axio car was also subjected to ballistic examination during which one spent cartridge was recovered under the mat of the front passenger seat and a bullet head of the same calibre was found inside the boot. Nyakundi, who had been detained at Muthaiga police station after the fatal shooting was on Sunday, March 17, rushed to Nairobi Hospital after developing shock symptoms.

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