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Teen shot in the abdomen by armed youth in Nakuru

Wednesday September 12 2018

Nakurul level 5 hospital PHOTO | JOHN NJOROGE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Patients at the Nakuru Level 5 Hospital. A teenager is admitted at the hospital after he was shot on September 10, 2018, in the abdomen by armed youth. PHOTO | JOHN NJOROGE | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

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A 17-year-old boy is nursing injuries at Nakuru Level Five Hospital after he was shot with an arrow by a group of youth in Mauche, Njoro Constituency.

The class 8 pupil at Tachasis primary in Mauche is said to have been shot by the group which ambushed him and others at a grazing field on Monday evening.

The nurse-in-charge at the hospital said the teenager was admitted at around 8pm with the arrow still lodged on the left side of his abdomen following the attack.

She, however, said the boy is currently out of danger after doctors removed the weapon.

“The patient was lucky because the arrow did not reach the intestines so the doctors gracefully managed to remove the arrow. The X-ray also revealed that there was no much internal bleeding which could have put his life in great danger,” she said.

The teenager, in an interview with the Nation, said he had taken the cows to the grazing fields alongside his colleagues when the group which was armed with bows and arrows ambushed them.

According to the boy, two other people, who were also shot, were treated at Molo District Hospital and later discharged.

He added that there had been rumours that youth from a nearby community would attack. “It was in the evening when the group ambushed us and shot three of us as we tried to escape,” said the teenager.

Tension has been high in the region following the clashes that have rocked the neighbouring communities in Narok South.