How Duale’s bodyguard survived gun attack in Eastleigh
Majority leader Aden Duale’s bodyguard had attempted to shoot the three gunmen who later shot him but the magazine fell off his pistol.
Police headquarters said that the gunmen then took Administration Police Constable Abdiaziz Mohammed’s firearm after shooting him on both thighs and the right side of the stomach.
They then escaped towards Kiwanja slums near Moi Air Base.
By Monday evening, the officer was still admitted at the Nairobi Hospital in a stable condition.
Nairobi County Commander Japheth Koome said that a gang of three men had raided the M-Pesa shop of Mr Hassan Omar Musa at Benwa flats and confronted him together with Mr Duale’s bodyguard and another friend.
They ordered them to surrender all their valuables. They robbed Mr Musa of sh11,000 and a mobile phone valued at Sh42, 000.
However, as the officer drew his firearm, the magazine fell off and he was shot as he attempted to pick it.
The Ceska pistol, serial number B02129 and loaded with 12 rounds of ammunition, has not been recovered.
The attack comes just two days after a firearm belonging to Turkana Governor Joseph Nanok’s bodyguard was stolen at the weekend in Nakuru.
Constable Benjamin Lorum Ikokoji is said to have lost the weapon in Nakuru after spending a night with a woman who is now on the run.