a stranger to guns. This was an accident, a genuine mistake and it had nothing to do with politics or the tensions in the country,” she said.
The 52-year-old told the police that he had accidentally shot himself slightly above his left knee when he was servicing his Glock 17 rifle at their home on Nairobi’s Dennis Prit Road.
He was taken to the Nairobi Hospital to seek treatment but a security officer at the hospital called and informed the police that a patient with a fresh gunshot wound was seeking treatment at the hospital.
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“Officers from the Kilimani Police Station rushed to the hospital as is the norm, and established that the patient was a civilian gun holder and that he had discharged one round of ammunition injuring himself,” police said.
By press time, Mr Ambudo was still undergoing treatment at the hospital. An officer privy to the investigations said that the pistol which was loaded with 12 rounds of ammunition had been confiscated from Mr Ambundo for analysis.
His wife said he has undergone the first surgery and is now admitted at the High Dependency Unit because the bullet got to the bone marrow.
“I am told that it tampers with the breathing system. Let us stop speculating and give him time to recover,” Ms Shebesh pleaded.
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