Autopsy Report Throws New Twist in Assa Nyakundi “Accidental” Shooting

March 22, 2019

An autopsy conducted on Assa Nyakundi’s son, Joseph Nyakundi, shows that he was shot from outside the car and not from the inside as earlier reported by the lawyer.

The autopsy report, which was released on Thursday, reveals that the deceased died from chest injuries and haemorrhage due to a gunshot from a low-velocity firearm.

“The shot projection from the chest exiting at the back suggested that whoever shot him was standing outside the rear right back door of motor vehicle KCE 753B Toyota Axio which belongs to the father of deceased,” the report reads in part.

According to government pathologist Dr. Johansen Oduor, “The angle of shooting according to the projection could be ninety degrees, suggesting there was a confrontation.”

Dr Oduor conducted the autopsy in the presence of the homicide team, government chemists, ballistic experts, forensic analysts from the DCI, and lawyer Cliff Ombeta who is representing the suspect.

Ballistic experts and the homicide team are now set to analyze the vehicle further before making their final reports.

In an earlier ballistic examination on the lawyer’s Toyota Axio, detectives recovered a spent cartridge under the mat of the front passenger seat and a bullet head of the same calibre was found inside the boot.

There were bloodstains on the upper left side of the back seat with a bullet hole visible about six inches from the blood stain on the backrest of the seat.

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