A middle-aged man from Isiolo Town is receiving treatment at the Isiolo County Referral Hospital after an explosive device went off on his groin.
The victim was at a bar in Isiolo Town, when the suspect, in his early 30s, hurled the explosive device at a woman alleged to be his ex-girlfriend. The device, however, missed the target and landed on the victim’s groin.
Shocked, the victim who was seated while taking his drink, firmly held the grenade in his hands to stop it from exploding, but it was too little too late.
The suspect’s target, who is in her early 20s, had allegedly broken up with the man, said to be a police officer in Isiolo town.
The incident occurred in the wee hours of Tuesday morning, July 20.
Police are also investigating how the nightclub was still operating despite the existence of a 10pm-4am curfew rule.
The nightspot is located on a street that is usually flocked by commercial sex workers targeting clients from the neighbouring Meru, Samburu and Laikipia counties.