Wanted: Manhunt for reveller who shot and injured KDF soldier in Umoja pub
A Kenyan military officer was on the night of Monday, January 23, 2023, shot and injured while he was enjoying drinks in a club within Umoja estate, Nairobi County.
According to a police report seen by Nairobi News, the Kenya Defence Force (KDF) soldier was shot and injured following an altercation with fellow revellers at Hornbill Club.
The 27-year-old military man, who is attached to Eldoret Barracks, was shot by a man who has only been identified by the name Shawn.
“They were seating near a pool table when an altercation occurred between them and one of the patrons who was playing pool,” the police said.
It is then that the assailant drew his firearm which he used to shoot three times in the air. In the process, one of the bullets hit the soldier on his left arm.
The soldier was rushed to Medecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Hospital in Eastleigh where he was treated and discharged.
The police have since launched a manhunt for the suspect who is reported to have gone into hiding after the incident.
Meanwhile, police in Nairobi have recovered a fake firearm from a suspect of robbery with violence in Jamhuri, Kibera Sub-County in Nairobi County.
In a police report filed at Kilimani Police Station, officers received a tip-off from members of the public about a gang that was terrorising locals. It is then that a suspect identified as Brian Chris was found with a toy gun.
The suspect was also found in possession of a woman’s handbag which is believed was stolen.
Nairobi News has established that the suspect has been on police radar for a long time.