Nominated Member of Parliament David Ole Sankok on Tuesday, May 3, broke down into tears while grieving his son who died by suicide after shooting himself dead at home in their Ewaso Ngiro farm
In a video seen by Kenyans.co.ke, Sankok, who made the first public appearance since the passing of his son was seen weeping uncontrollably, with his head buried in his hands.
The MP appears distraught and shaken as he wipes of tears from his eyes. Seated next to him is a gentleman, a religious leader, who tries to comfort him.
Sankok uttered a few words to the preacher and once he was calm, the man of the cloth led the MP in a word of prayer, asking the high heavens to give comfort to the mourning father.
The politician, appearing a bit relieved, received guests including family and friends across the political divide, who came to offer their condolences to the vocal lawmaker and his immediate family.
Sankok's son was pronounced dead by police officers who rushed to the home after the family raised an alarm. Cops who arrived at the scene revealed that the teenager had shot himself using a pistol on his chin, dying on the spot.
Earlier today, he was questioned by officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) based in Narok, over the demise of his son after it was established that the weapon used was his licensed firearm.
Preliminary investigations further indicated that he and his son had a verbal altercation a few hours before he was found dead. Family members told the press that the argument was about the teenager refusing to return to school.
Notably, the legislator was not at the premises when the incident happened. He had left the house for his hotel in the company of his daughter, Rosemary, to install surveillance cameras.
"We bought some ice cream from a vendor on our way back. When I got home, I gave one to my small sister and the other to my small brother, whom I asked to call Memusi from his room.
"However, he came back from the room and asked me to follow him and see for myself. When I got there and saw him, I rushed to look for my mum," Rosemary told the press as she broke into tears.
The body of the deceased was ferried to the Longisa Mortuary where an autopsy will be conducted. Sankok's family was warned the press against making presumptions on the matter, adding that funeral plans were already in place.
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