A Parklands based police officer is nursing gun wounds after he accidentally shot himself in his left leg.
The incident, which occurred at Industrial area, Nairobi County, saw the police try to effect an arrest of a wanted criminal named Philip Munyasia.
It was during this incident that Detective Luke Juma shot his left leg while trying to arrest Munyasia, who has been on the run after a stupefying incident that left this victim fighting for his life.
Allegedly, Munyasia, 35, had taken flight when he spotted Juma approaching him, prompting a chase that left traders along Lunga Lunga road in Nairobi’s Industrial area, dismayed.
The chase would come to an end after about 400 metres, with officer Juma catching up with the suspect and pinned him to the ground.
“He pinned him to the ground and as they rolled with Juma struggling to handcuff a stubborn Munyasia, he accidentally discharged one round from his czeska pistol holstered on his waist,” DCI said.
However, as he pinned the suspect on the ground, Juma reached out for his czeska pistol which accidentally hit him on his left leg just above the knee but was able to restrain the suspect until his colleague Corporal Abdilatif Ahmed arrived.
“The bullet went for his left leg, just above the knee. He however restrained the suspect in his arms, until Corporal Abdilatif Ahmed, whose service to the nation shall be missed as he retires soon, arrived,” DCI said.
According to DCI, the suspect remains behind bars as detective Juma recuperates at a city hospital in stable condition.