Officer accidentally shoots self while effecting arrest

Officer accidentally shoots self while effecting arrest

BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,30TH OCT,2021-A detective based at Parklands Police station is nursing a bullet injury at a city hospital, after he accidentally discharged one round of ammunition while effecting arrest on Friday evening.

In a statement, DCI boss George Kinoti said the detective, Luke Juma, was pursuing a dangerous suspect identified as Philiph Munyasia, who has been on the run after a stupefying incident that left this victim fighting for his life.

Kinoti said that Munyasia, 35, had taken flight when he spotted the detective coming for him, prompting a chase that left traders along Lunga Lunga road in Nairobi’s Industrial area, dismayed.

The suspect had outpaced Juma as he jumped over water poodles and ditches with the detective chasing after him closely behind.

“After about 400 metres, Juma caught up with the suspect who was panting uncontrollably, struggling to catch breath,” Kinoti said.

He further stated that the detective pinned Munyasia to the ground and as they rolled with Juma struggling to handcuff him, he accidentally discharged one round from his Ceska pistol holstered on his waist.

“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,” Kinoti explained.

He added that as the suspect remains behind bars, detective Juma is recuperating at a city hospital in stable condition.

“We congratulate detective Juma for his bold actions and pray for his speedy recovery,” he concluded.

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