A lawyer has been detained after fatally shooting his son to death near their house in Nairobi, Kenya.
The lawyer, Assa Nyakundi, was the one who reported himself to the police, saying it was an accident.
According to Kenya’s Daily Nation, Nyakundi said he was travelling to his Muthaiga North house from church with his 29-year-old son in the back seat of his Toyota Axio car.
He told police that as they approached the house, he leaned back to retrieve his pistol from a seat pouch and accidentally shot his son in the chest. He said the son was pronounced dead on arrival at the Aga Khan University Hospital where he took him after the incident.
The police said they have visited the scene of the crime near the Judicial Training Institute in Muthaiga North and the Aga Khan University Hospital.
Police said the gun was loaded with 14 rounds of 9mm bullets.
The body of the deceased is at Aga Khan University Hospital mortuary for post-mortem.