- It later emerged the motorbike in question was harmless as it was being ridden by a police officer who was retiring to his residence within the station.
- His colleagues rushed to the scene and attended to him before they rushed him to hospital.
A police officer was Sunday admitted to a hospital in Nairobi after he claimed he shot and injured himself in the leg in an accident.
Constable Benedict Mwendwa told police he shot his right leg after he cocked his AK47 rifle to confront a suspicious motorbike that was approaching the Muthangari police station.
The officer was on duty at the station and patrolling the compound when he reportedly spotted the motorbike approaching there using a footpath.
And after he cocked the gun and shouted at the rider and later lowered his weapon, it discharged one bullet injuring his leg.
It later emerged the motorbike in question was harmless as it was being ridden by a police officer who was retiring to his residence within the station.
His colleagues rushed to the scene and attended to him before they rushed him to the hospital. His foot was badly injured.
Police say he was admitted to the hospital in stable condition and that a probe into the same is ongoing.
The said rifle was taken away from him and kept in the armoury with a magazine loaded with 29 rounds of ammunition.
Meanwhile, a man aged 24 died after he fell from the fifth floor of a building in Saika area, Nairobi.
Gideon Ndunda slid from the fifth floor of an apartment he stayed and landed on his chest and died on the spot.
Police visited the scene and established the deceased fell down from the rooftop of the building where he was with his friends.
The body had visible bruises on the left and right side of the chest and on the right arm.
The body was moved to the mortuary.
And police are investigating an incident in which a man was found dead with stab wounds in the chest in Mukuru slums, Nairobi.
The deceased is yet to be identified and police say they do not know the motive of the attack.
The body was moved to the mortuary pending investigations.