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Nominated MP David Sankok's son shoots himself dead, police say

Nominated MP David Sankok addressing journalists in Nairobi on March 13, 2022. [David Njaaga, Standard]

The son of Nominated Member of Parliament (MP) David Sankok died on Monday afternoon, May 2 after allegedly shooting himself in the head.

Narok County Criminal Investigations Officer (CCIO) Mwenda Ethaiba told The Standard that the teenager, who is a secondary school student, used his father’s firearm to shoot himself.

The incident happened at Sankok’s Ewaso Nyiro home in Narok at 3pm Monday.

“The boy, who is the firstborn child in their family, reportedly accessed the firearm from his dad’s bedroom,” said Ethaiba.

Police said the teenager fired a bullet in his chin which exited through the right side of his head.

According to Ethaiba, the motive of the alleged suicide remains unclear.

“We are yet to record statements from the boy’s parents,” he said.

The 15-year-old high school student was supposed to join Form Three after schools opened on April 25.