Nyakundi's Wife & Son to Testify Against Him in Murder Case

  • After being charged with manslaughter, lawyer Assa Nyakundi has more to worry about. This is after his wife and other son agreed to act as state witnesses in the case against him. 

    Nyakundi's wife Lydia and his son Noah have been listed as key state witnesses in the manslaughter case. 

    Nyakundi who was arraigned on Friday in Kiambu law court, denied the charges. He is accused of shooting and killing his son at the family's Muthaiga residence.

    The lawyer told the court that he shot his sun accidentally, as they were arriving home from a  church service at the International Christian Centre. 

    Family relations have been strained following the case, and Assa Nyakundi has agreed to move out of his Muthaiga residence to a rented house in Kilimani. 

    Noah was last seen weeping uncontrollably at his brother's graveside in Lang'ata and has never visited his father in the hospital. 

    Assa Nyakundi was rushed to hospital at 1am after his arrest, when detectives questioning him realised he was slipping into shock. Doctors at the Nairobi hospital diagnosed the lawyer with high blood pressure.

    Nyakundi told the court that the circumstances under which his son died were catastrophic and the event had torn the family apart. He informed the court that he was fearful of losing his family and that he had involved the church in an effort to reduce the family crisis.

    He said that the efforts were bearing fruits as his wife agreed to see him in hospital. 

    The court granted Nyakundi his wish of being allowed access to his house to remove his personal effects. He was however accompanied by armed police officers. 

    The court warned him of touching anything belonging to his wife. He was further told not to go near his wife and son until the case was determined and heard.

    He was freed on a cash bail of 300,000 or a Ksh1 Million bond with a surety of the same amount. The case will be heard on June 20.