A 38-year-old man is lucky to be alive after he survived an attack by armed assailants last night, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) reported.
James Chomba was walking home at around 11:30pm when was accosted by two gun-toting criminals outside Rongera apartments in Kinoo, Kiambu County.
The thugs ordered him to lie down but Chomba defied the orders, opting to run for dear life. Outfoxed, one of the thugs shot him, the bullet head entering the chest through the left side and exiting on the right.
“An unbowed Chomba sprinted to his house, missing more shots by a whisker.
“As the assailants staged their cowardly escape, the area chief who got wind of the attack immediately called our officers based at Kikuyu Police Station, who rushed to the scene,” the DCI said.
The victim, who was bleeding profusely from the gunshot wound and was rushed to the MP Shah Hospital.
Luckily, after doctors at the facility conducted various tests and established that Chomba was out of danger since the bullet head had not touched any vital internal organs.
“Chomba is thanking God for the miracle of being alive today, after the dreadful encounter with the two miscreants. He is currently admitted to the hospital in fair condition.”