There was drama in Thika Town on Sunday night after Senate’s Chief Serjeant-at-arms confronted robbers allegedly shooting himself on the thigh.

According to Joel Nkubitu; the Senate’s Chief Serjeant-at-arms, two men on a motorcycle attacked him and stole his phone while he was stuck on a traffic jam in the town.

Following the confrontation, Nkubitu reportedly pulled out his gun and fired in the air. It is at this point that he allegedly shot himself in the thigh.

He was rushed to a Nairobi hospital with reports indicating that he is in stable condition.


Police have commenced investigation into the incident even as it emerged that Nkubitu is a licensed gun holder.

The incident has surprised many considering that the Serjent-at-arms is a well-trained officer charged with the security and safety of Members of Parliament and visitors at the establishment.

According to information on Parliament website “The Serjeant-at-Arms is in charge of the inner layer of security. The SAA ensures safety and security of Senators and staff within the allocated office accommodation. SAA are the primary custodians of all offensive weapons brought legally into the precincts and as specified in the Standing Orders. In providing access control management services, they process temporary entry passes to visitors and journalists to access the gallery.”