Top City lawyer Assa Nyakundi murder case has taken a new twist after Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) George Kinoti ordered a public inquiry into what he calls a “major cover-up”.
Assa Nyakundi was charged with manslaughter after he alledgely accidental shot dead his son.
The inquiry has the potential of opening a Pandora ’s Box on how crooked police officers intentionally bungle cases by providing sloppy evidence and freeing suspects.
At the heart of the inquiry will be two police officers thought to have attempted to bungle the case and senior officers at the Office of Public Prosecutions who filed a weak manslaughter charge before they even got the ballistics evidence and a post-mortem report.
“Once we finish the inquiry and they are found culpable, we will charge them with conspiracy to defeat justice,” Mr Kinoti said.
Mr Nyakundi is accused of killing his last-born son, Joseph Bogonko, on March 17 this year in mysterious circumstances.
He was buried at the Lang’ata cemetery in Nairobi rather than Mr Nyakundi’s rural home as dictated by Abagusii customs.
However, Nyakundi skipped the emotional ceremony.
Police records indicate that a fist-fight almost occurred at the Aga Khan Hospital on the day the deceased’s body was taken there.
Relatives allegedly attempted to attack the lawyer and he “escaped towards the main gate”, where he was apprehended by onlookers and handed over to the police.