A woman has been seriously injured after she was shot several times by a police officer manning a roadblock in Mashuru, Kajiado.
The police officers are located along Emali-Oloitoktok road which connects to the Kenya-Tanzania border.
A source told The Standard that the woman was in her car when she was flagged down by police. She failed to stop and sped off, prompting the police to open fire. She was shot five times with bullets getting lodged in her body.
The woman in critical condition was rushed to Makindu sub-county hospital where she is currently fighting for her life.
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Makindu Hospital Medical Superintendent Dr. David Kasanga confirmed receipt of the patient. He said that the woman had been shot several times; on the left thigh, hand and another bullet hit her stomach.
“There is a surgeon who is trying to save her life since she has lost a lot of blood. He is currently assessing the damage on the stomach, to repair it first to stop more blood loss,” said Dr. Kasanga
Mashuru Sub-County Police Commander Mr. Ahmed Hillow confirmed the incident linking stolen watermelons to the shooting. “Police received a tip-off that the car the woman was in was carrying stolen goods.
The driver was stopped by patrol police but failed to stop and sped towards a roadblock. That is when the shooting happened,” he said.
Mr. Hillow did not disclose the quantity of the alleged stolen goods, nor the whereabouts of the vehicle’s driver.
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Calls to him went unanswered.