Nairobi lawyer Assa Nyakundi, accused of killing his son, is currently appearing before High Court judge Justice James Wakiaga to answer murder charge preferred against him by Directorate of Criminal Investigations.
He was nabbed moments after leaving his lawyer John Khaminwa’s office in Kileleshwa and taken to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations headquarters.
DCI boss George Kinoti said the lawyer will face murder charges, an indication the Directorate of Public Prosecutions had okayed the new charges.
Nyakundi had earlier been charged with manslaughter and released on bond.
His arrest came hours after Justice Ngenye Macharia directed that the application by Nyakundi challenging the DPP’s decision to drop manslaughter charges and instead charge him with murder be heard before Justice Luka Kimaru.
Justice Macharia issued the directive when Nyakundi’s wife and children moved to court seeking to be enjoined in a suit filed by the lawyer to bar DPP Noordin Haji from charging him with the murder of his son.