Editor's Review

The nominated MP's son shot himself dead on Monday using his father's firearm.

Deputy President William Ruto has sent a moving message to nominated MP David ole Sankok after his son Memusi Sankok shot himself dead.

In a tweet on Tuesday, May 3, the DP told the nominated MP that he was praying for him and his family as they mourned the loss of their beloved one.

“Mheshimiwa David Ole Sankok and the family, you are in our prayers and thoughts during this painful time. May God grant you strength to bear with the loss of your dear son,” Ruto tweeted.

According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), Sankok’s 15-year-old son shot himself on Monday using the lawmaker’s firearm which he picked from Sankok’s bedroom.

{David Sankok. IMAGE COURTESY}

The form three student at Kericho High School then blew up his head using the firearm in another room, DCI added.

According to the family, the 15-year-old was supposed to return to school last week but vanished after his father gave him money for shopping, only to reappear on Sunday.

The MP has been interrogated by DCI detectives who visited his home in Narok County. The detectives are also quizzing workers at Sankok's Osim Country Lodge which is near his home.