Police are investigating an incident in which a licensed gun holder claims he shot himself in the leg during a safety precaution routine in his house along Dennis Pritt Road, Kilimani area in Nairobi.
The husband to former Nairobi Woman Representative Rachael Shebesh is said to have shot himself in their house on Tuesday night.
Mr Frank Ambundo Shebesh is a licensed gun holder. He allegedly shot himself in the left leg in the thigh and above his left knee.
The victim is in hospital with a bullet lodged in the thigh. Police are investigating to know if the shooting happened elsewhere before the holder made the claims it took place in his house.
Another possibility is that the gun was in the lap when he tried to remove it.
“We are looking at all angles and if it is possible for one to shoot himself in such a place while conducting safety precautions of a pistol. Unless a miracle happened or he pulled the trigger while the weapon was in waist,” said an officer aware of the probe.
Mr Shebesh had a Glock pistol at the time of the said incident. The weapon with 12 bullets have been taken away.
Another official said a Glock pistol has one of the best safety precautions. A team has been formed to investigate the incident.
The victim is admitted to a city hospital and doctors were preparing for an operation to remove bullet lodged in the leg. Cases of licensed gun holders misusing their guns are rampant with little action to correct the mess. The private gun holder have resisted attempts to reform the sector.
There are also cases of misuse of official weapons issued to state agents.