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Police officers seriously injured after shooting themselves under bizarre circumstances

Two administration police officers are nursing serious gunshot injuries after shooting incident while they were guarding examination papers in Sotik, Bomet County.

The officers had been deployed to protect a container at the Deputy County Commissioner’s offices with Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination papers.

Speaking to journalists at Tenwek Mission Hospital where the officers are recuperating, Bomet County administration Police Commander, Jebel Munene Ngere, said it could not establish immediately who between the injured officers shot the other.

He said one of the two constables was armed with gun while the other was not and that two spent cartridges were recovered at the scene.

“My officers have already been deployed to carry out investigations in a bid to establish who between then shot the other and the circumstances surrounding the incident,” he told journalists.

GUN SHOT WOUNDS

The officers were taken straight to the hospital’s theatre room.

Bomet County Deputy Commissioner Henry Metto, Bomet Sub county administration police commandant Mr James Gathuku and Sotik OCS Mr Timothy Induale were at the hospital and wished the injured officers quick recovery.

The hospital’s Medical Superintendent Steve Burgert described the patients’ condition as ‘stable’. He said both of them sustained gun shot wounds on the jaw and face.

However, he said, one of them was seriously injured and will require blood transfusion.

Dr Burgert said the hospital was closely monitoring their conditions and that they would be transferred to elsewhere for specialized medication if their conditions deteriorated.

Meanwhile, the doctor, who was accompanied by the hospital’s CEO Geoffrey Langat, said the patients were to undergo CT scanning at the facility.