A 25-year-old photojournalist, Kevin Njenga, is currently nursing serious injuries at the Nakuru Level Five Hospital after reportedly being hit in the head by a stray bullet from a military camp.
Confirming the reports, Gilgil Sub-County Police Commander Emmanuel Opuru stated that the military personnel were in a routine shooting drill when the incident happened.Â
Reports by the Nation indicated that the journalist was hit by the projectile just outside his house, which neighbours the training grounds.
Speaking from his hospital bed, Njenga expressed gratitude for having survived such a scary ordeal.
â€˜â€˜I thank God l escaped death narrowly. But l am still suffering because the bullet is still in my body, he stated.
Veronicah Gakuo, the victimâ€™s neighbour, revealed that he first sought treatment at a local facility but was referred to the Nakuru hospital to have the bullet removed.Â
Following the unfortunate incident, residents have called for the relocation of the shooting range.
One resident, in particular, who sought anonymity, claimed that the shooting range was exposing hundreds of locals to the dangers of stray bullets.Â
â€˜â€˜I call upon the military to reconsider taking the shooting range to another place far from human settlement,â€™â€™ he stated.
The incident is reported to have caused panic and anger among the residents.