In Summary
  • Sources at the Directorate of Criminal investigations told the Nation that they were having a difficult time getting the lawyer’s fingerprints.
  • The court also received his medical report from Nairobi Hospital to confirm that he was sick.

After spending six weeks in hospital due to high blood pressure, city lawyer Assa Nyakundi is set to appear in court Thursday to answer charges following the shooting of his son on March 17.

It will be the second attempt police are making at presenting the lawyer in court after the first one on April 4 failed.

Mr Nyakundi has been at Nairobi Hospital since he presented himself to Muthaiga Police Station on the day he allegedly accidentally shot and killed his son Joseph.

He was to be presented on Wednesday at Makadara Law Courts as ordered two weeks ago by Senior Principal Magistrate Angelo Githinji. While police sources said he had been discharged, his team disputed this.

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Mr Nyakundi’s lawyers were on Wednesday pushing hard to have him present himself in court instead of being presented by the police, which meant he would have been booked at a police station and probably spent the night there.

Sources at the Directorate of Criminal investigations told the Nation that they were having a difficult time getting the lawyer’s fingerprints, which is a requirement during processing before a person is taken to court.

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