A gunshot caused a scare aboard standard gauge railway (SGR) train after a drunk policeman fired a shot through the window of the train.
In the Friday evening incident, reports state that the police officer Bernard Ng’ang’a and his counterpart Cina Okul, had boarded the train on escort duties at Nairobi terminal.
Ng’ang’a, at the course of the travel started indulging in an alcoholic drink from a plastic bottle he had stashed in his pockets as the Mombasa bound train reached Athi River.
After the appeasement, the officer threatened to shot the driver of the train unless they stopped and even demonstrated by firing on the window using his G3 rifle. The train driver was alerted by the officer’s colleague who immediately stopped the train. Two sergeants from the station’s police post intervened and disarmed the drunken officer who was immediately relieved off the train duties.
“Sergeant Sammy Korir and Paul Njeru of Emali Railways police station intervened and disarmed Ng’ang’a,” read part of a police statement.
Luckily, no one was injured in the scuffle.