Judge disqualifies herself from Lawyer Nyakundi's case

Nyakundi shot his son

Lawyers Assa Nyakundi (L) and Cliff Ombeta (R) during a past appearance in court (Twitter). Judge disqualifies herself from Lawyer Nyakundi's case

Kiambu High Court Judge Christine Meoli has disqualified herself from hearing lawyer Assa Nyakundi’s manslaughter case.

Justice Meoli referred the case to the Milimani Court alluding to conflict of interest because the accused (Assa Nyakundi) was her classmate.

A report by Citizen said that the case has now been placed before Justice Ngenye Macharia for mention and further directions.

Manslaughter

The lawyer was first charged with manslaughter before the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Noordin Haji applied to have the charge dropped after DCI boss George Kinoti revealed that the case had been tampered with, by two senior detectives who were carrying out investigations.

"I only heard of the manslaughter charge from the media. Even the DPP was horrified,” said Kinoti.

In his revelation, Kinoti explained that the file presented at the court had crucial information missing, which had been intentionally left out by the investigating officers.

Shoots son

The Nairobi lawyer shot his 29-year-old son Joseph Nyakundi in what he reported to Muthaiga Police Station as an accident.

According to the police report, the two had left ICC Church along Mombasa Road and were parked outside their house in Muthaiga.

The lawyer's gun allegedly discharged a single bullet as he transferred it from a pouch to a holster and the bullet lodged in his son's chest.

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