In yet another surprising turn of events, detectives are treating Assa Nyakundi’s wife and son as persons of interest in the alleged cover-up that followed the March 17 killing of the family’s last-born son.
The Director of Criminal Investigations Mr George Kinoti confirmed the inclusion of Nyakundi’s wife Ms Lydia Kunga Apunga and his eldest son Mr Noah Onsomu in the murder probe.
“It is true that the two will be interrogated as persons of interest in our inquiry into the cover-up,” said Mr Kinoti.
Last Friday, Mrs Nyakundi in an affidavit maintained that her son’s shooting was an accident. She also protested the revelation of her name and that of her son after they were listed as witnesses in the case.
Through her lawyer Danstan Omari, Mrs Nyakundi filed the case seeking to stop the withdrawal of manslaughter charges.
But the DCI boss asked Mr Nyakundi’s family to let the law take its course.
“What are they afraid of?” he posed.
“In any case, we are charging Mr Nyakundi with killing another person. It doesn’t matter whether they are related or not, and it is not for the family members to dictate to me what to put on the charge sheet.”
Mr Kinoti said that with Mrs Nyakundi and her son now listed as “persons of interest”, he is no longer interested in them as prosecution witnesses, Nation reports.
“We shall be interrogating them on what they know about this massive cover-up, and if we find that they had a hand in it, they will also be charged with conspiracy to defeat justice. Take it from me.”