Former Nairobi Woman Representative Rachel Shebesh has opened up on the circumstances under which her husband Franklin Shebesh Ambundo accidentally shot himself twice on the leg.
Addressing journalists at Nairobi hospital on Wednesday night, the politician said that her husband was servicing one of his weapons before accidentally firing at his left leg. “We were all in the house, he was in the bedroom alone servicing his gun. We just heard a loud bang and when we went, we found out that he had injured his thigh,” Shebesh told the Nation.
She further noted that Mr Ambundo was a gun expert and dismissed claims that the incident was connected to politics. “He runs a shooting range where he trains people and so he is not 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,” Shebesh stated.
Mr Ambundo is receiving treatment after shooting himself using a Glock 17 pistol at their residence at Kilimani estate in Nairobi. Police have commenced investigation into the incident.
"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," a police report read in part.
Mr Ambundo's pistol has since been confiscated. Police say it had 12 bullets.