The court directed the petitioner to present original documents as requested by the defence lawyer.

KFS Warder Accused of Shooting Girlfriend in Eldoret Released On Bond

A Narok-based Kenya Forest Service (KFS) warder facing an attempted murder charge before an Eldoret court has been released on a Ksh300,000 bond.

The accused, David Kipruto Kwambai, was released on bond after denying the charges against him when he appeared before Eldoret Senior Resident Magistrate Emily Kigen.

Kwambai is accused of attempting to kill his girlfriend – Charity Kiplagat by shooting her using a government gun.

Court documents indicate that the man committed the crime on November 29, 2021, at Strawburg in Kongasis village, Kipsinende location in Ainabkoi Sub County within Uasin Gishu County.

According to Investigating Officer (IO) Isaac Kosgey, the accused, a forest warder at KFS camp in Loliondo, Narok County, armed with his official firearm that had 28 rounds of ammunition left his work station to Uasin Gishu County where he attacked his girlfriend.

The attack, the IO told the court, was a result of a relationship dispute, between the two.

Using his firearm, the KFS warder is said to have attacked his girlfriend at her rental house, shooting her, where the bullet entered through the stomach and exited through pelvic bone.

She sustained serious injuries and was admitted to the Eldoret Hospital.

The main gate to the Eldoret Hospital.

After the incident, the accused is said to have gone into hiding.

The case was reported at Naiberi Police station in Ainabkoi Sub County on November 28, 2021, and the accused would later be arrested in Ololunga area, Narok, where he was hiding.

The hearing for the case has been slated for January 13, 2022.

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