Detectives seize Sankok’s firearm for forensic examination

Wednesday, May 4th, 2022 18:25 | By
Police at MP Ole Sankok's home where the incident took place. PHOTO/George Sayagie

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has seized Nominated MP David Ole Sankok's gun and taken it to Nairobi for forensic examination.

Narok county criminal investigation officer Mwenda Ethaiba said the lawmaker's gun has been taken to the DCI headquarters in Nairobi for analysis after a postmortem report established that his son died of a bullet injury through his head.

"We are continuing investigations and we have taken the MP's gun to Nairobi and we are waiting for the results, despite we already have established that it is a single bullet that took the young man's life," the investigator said.

He said his officers have interrogated 10 people in connection with the incident and they are analysing statements taken before they conclude on the matter.

MP David Sankok
Nominated MP David Sankok.PHOTO/COURTEY

Among those questioned and recorded statements are employees of the Osim country lodge which is owned by the MP and members of the family including the Sankok and his wife.

Ethaiba also revealed that a post-mortem has been carried out on the body as detectives try to piece together evidence of what might have happened. The body has been moved from the Longisa Level four Hospital in Bomet to the UMASH funeral home.

"We are now compiling a report from the interrogation and other forensic evidence and we will in the next one day release a report and the way forward," Ethaiba said during a presser.

Narok leaders condole with Sankok's family

Meanwhile, Narok county Governor Samuel Tunai, gubernatorial aspirant Patrick Ole Ntutu (former CAS) and members of Parliament led by Onesmus Ngunjiri (Bahati), and Lemanken Aramat (Narok East) and religious leaders visited the bereaved MP at his home to condole with the family.

Tunai said the incident was unfortunate and condoled with the MP and his family during these hard times and promised them his government assistance in the preparation for the burial slated for Tuesday next week.

Ntutu and his part said Sankok is his friend asking Sankok to thank God and know that it's God who gives and it's Him who takes away.

"Be strong my brother and let God take charge," Ntutu said.

Bahati MP said what happened was unfortunate and asked Kenyans instead of mudslinging the Nominated MP on social media but instead console the family as it is painful to lose a child in any way.

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