Lawyer Nyakundi who shot his son in unexplained circumstances is still sick and incoherent at the Nairobi Hospital, according to his lawyer.
Nyakundi fell sick days after shooting his son on March 17th. He was admitted in hsopital where he is now said to be unable to record a statement.
The lawyer shot his son as they got home from church “while holstering his gun”.
A postmortem report indicated that the shooting happened outside the car .
The suspect’s lawyer, Sam Nyaberi, told the court his client is still receiving treatment but is in a fair condition.
“My client is getting better and might be discharged when he gets well,” Nyaberi said.
Makadara senior principal magistrate Angelo Kithinji directed the matter to be mentioned on April 24 to establish whether Nyakundi can appear in court.
The investigating officer had on April 4 told the court that he had been unable to record a statement from the “incoherent” lawyer.
He said that when he visited Nyakundi in hospital, the lawyer could not speak well.
“I visited the suspect and I can confirm that he is still sick and will need more time to see if I can record his statement,” the investigating officer had said.
Nyaberi said, “My client is unwell as his condition keeps on fluctuating. His blood pressure is high and he needs to be in the hospital but I am willing to go with the investigating officer to the hospital to get Nyakundi’s statement.”
The city lawyer is suspected to have killed his son, Joseph Nyakundi on March 17. He was admitted to The Nairobi Hospital under guard after the shooting.
The son was buried on April 2 at Lang’ata Cemetery.