- DCI detectives visited the scene to collect forensic evidence to start investigations.
- On Monday morning, the father summoned the boy for a talk. The boy insisted he was tired with school.
Tragedy has struck the home of nominated MP David Sankok after his son shot himself dead at his father’s home in Narok on Monday.
He is said to have used his father’s gun to commit the incident.
Police, and the family said Memusi Sankok, who was supposed to join Form3 at Kericho High School had been asked to report back to school but disagreed with his father's advise.
According to the family, the boy was to return to school last week.
The father who was out of the country sent pocket money and for shopping.
“He instead disappeared from the home only returned yesterday. The father also returned home yesterday Sunday,” said a family friend.
On Monday morning, the father summoned the boy for a talk. The boy insisted he was tired with school.
But after a lengthy discussion, the boy gave in and they agreed to go back to school on Tuesday accompanied by the father.
“The MP then left the homestead, and went to his hotel nearby for a political meeting. At around 3pm, the boy accessed the mother's hand bag, took the keys to the bedroom and the safe. After opening the safe, he took a gloak pistol and shot himself on the chin, with the bullet exiting through the back head.”
DCI detectives visited the scene to collect forensic evidence to start investigations.
The body was later retrieved from the home.
“The father was not home when the boy shot himself and it's not clear how he accessed the firearm that should have been properly secured,” said a senior officer aware of the incident.
“He was 15-year-old. He shot himself dead in his father’s home. We don’t know the motive,” said another officer.
Family sources indicated that the son and father have been having differences over his academic performance.
Police said they are investigating the motive of the incident.