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Man shoots his hand at a Lang’ata pub in freak accident

A licenced firearm holder shot himself in the hand at a bar in Lang’ata on Sunday afternoon.

Mr Jimmy Mutuku was with his friends at Kengeles bar when he accidentally shot himself on the left thumb.

It is not clear what he was doing with the firearm when the incident occurred.

The victim, together with his friend Justus Wambua, drove to the Nairobi hospital where he was admitted.

The club’s manager Mr Mumo Musyoka reported to the Police who traced the victim to the hospital.

Police recovered a 9mm spent cartridge at the club and also towed the victim’s vehicle to the Nyayo police post.

The firearm, Glock pistol loaded with 13 rounds of ammunition, has been kept by the police.

Investigations have been launched to establish the circumstances leading to shooting.

The Civilian Firearms Act requires all holders to safely keep their firearms and only remove them when they want to use them.

They should not be exposed, especially in public or social places.