Thursday, April 18, 2019- City lawyer Assa Nyakundi has broken his silence a month after he accidentally shot and killed his son, Joseph Nyakundi.

The renowned criminal lawyer who has been admitted at Nairobi Hospital for the past month said that he lost everything after he accidentally shot his 29 year old son.

With murder charges hanging over his head after investigations contradicted his claims, the lawyer says going to prison is nothing compared to losing a son he was very close to.

Speaking to local daily, Nyakundi said: 

I have never been to a police cell, but if they take me to prison, it will not be worse than losing my son in the way it happened. There is nothing more to lose at this point. I have lost everything,”

Both of us were arsenal fans and I was trying to teach him some golf. We were preparing to take him abroad to further his studies,”

He added:  If it turns out there will be a trial, I will defend myself and my lawyers will do their bit because it was an accident,”

In his initial statement to the police on the day of the shooting, March 17, the lawyer said he was holstering his fire arm when he accidentally pulled the trigger, shooting his son who was in the backseat of the car on the chest.

He then rushed him to Aga Khan Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
The two were heading home at around 1am from International Christian Center (ICC) Church on Mombasa Road.

He has also taken issue with media reports claiming that the truth will come out and he’s ready to defend himself in court.

“A lot of things have been written in the media based on non-facts. Where I live is very open and the Judiciary Training College is on the road to my house, so how is it possible that the shot was fired from outside the car as people claim based on a postmortem report they have not seen?” he asked.

The Kenyan DAILY POST.

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