Nairobi County Commandant Japheth Koome says the student was using a ‘lonely’ path headed towards the Kenyatta National Hospital hospital when he was confronted by an armed assailant.
“The place is deserted. There is no development in the neighborhood …that’s why the attacker managed to escape because it took a while before the public came to his rescue,” he said.
The student, who is currently receiving treatment, was shot and the attacker fled without stealing anything.
Police believe the attacker had a homemade gun while the motive is yet to be established.
“My officers have already questioned the student and gathered information that may help in tracing the attacker,” he said.
Elsewhere, two thugs were on Monday morning shot dead in Eastleigh area where three of their counterparts managed to escape according to police.
Police say the five thugs had confronted a member of staff from the National Broadcaster KBC who was being dropped by the company vehicle at his resident.
The two were killed when they tried to attack police officers who came to the rescue of the staff.
“The officers were not injured,” Koome said.
Police recovered a homemade gun, a sword and other personal items stolen from the staff.
In Kiambiu slums, a young boy was electrocuted after he stepped on a naked electric cable.
Police have attributed the death to illegal power connections in slum areas.