Two Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) soldiers and a police officer have shot and severely injured each other in Bura, Garissa County, after they mistook themselves for terrorists.
The police officer, identified as Constable Emmanuel Ngao, reportedly felt challenged by the two KDF soldiers; Senior Private David Mbugua and Jeremy Malusi, who were on patrol.
He shot them during the confrontation, while they also returned fire in the process.
George Sangalo, Fafi sub-county police boss, reacting to the tragic development, said the three security operatives sustained gunshot injuries, and were rushed to Bura East Sub-County hospital in critical conditions.
A police report on the incident said:
“Constable Emmanuel Ngao was challenged by KDF soldiers, Senior Private Jeremy Malusi and David Mbugua. He mistook the officers to be militants, he shot and seriously injured them. The soldiers fired back and the policeman was injured on his leg.
“The three officers sustained gunshot injuries and were taken to Bura East Sub-County Hospital and are in critical condition.”
Garisa police commander, however, said a full report will be released after investigation has been concluded.
It was further stated that Ngao had just left a female friend’s house when the incident happened.