A middle-aged woman from Koboiywo village in Kaptama area, Bungoma County, is receiving treatment at Kitale County Referral Hospital in Trans Nzoia County after being shot in a suspected case of ‘wrong identification.
Phanice Chemutai Juma was reportedly shot in the abdomen by Ken Muyundo, a licensee, at Kiminini Market in Trans Nzoia County on Thursday evening July 8.
Doctors say Chemutai is responding well to treatment and is in good health.
Ken Muyundo told police that Phanice Chemutai kept calling him to ask him to meet him at Kiminini market. He further claimed that he and Chemutai did not know each other and had never met before.
Muyundo said that when he arrived at Kiminini market where Chemutai was waiting, he suspected that he was wanted by police officer Caroline Kangogo, who is accused of killing two men in Nakuru and Kiambu counties.
Muyundo, a prominent Kitale businessman who runs the Iroko hotel chain, reported at 9.30pm at Kiminini police station that he fired shots to intimidate Chemutai, who he believed was Kangogo.
As a result, police arrested Chemutai for questioning.
While at Kiminini Police Station, a post-mortem was conducted and it was discovered that he had been shot in the lower left part of his abdomen.
Chemutai was taken to Kitale Hospital for treatment.
He told police that he and Muyundo exchanged contacts in the past and called him to arrange a meeting.
Police have arrested Muyundo for questioning.
Muyundo’s Ceska pistol, a magazine loaded with ten rounds and used cartridges has been found and will be used as evidence, police said.