A Directorate of Criminal Investigations detective has narrated how he almost lost his life to the Al-Shabaab terrorists.
Robert Omwoha, attached to the coastal Anti Terror Unit had a deadly encounter with suspected militants who they had arrested back in 2012.
The mission went south when the group rebelled and threw grenades at them.
Reliving the experience in an interview with DCI Magazine, Omwoha says he sustained injuries in his head, chest and legs. Luckily, he was cured. But the scars endured.
Razor-sharp pains occasionally sear through his body. He says grenade shrapnel is still lodged on the right side of his body, lungs and shoulder.
Doctors told him he will live with the shrapnel for the rest of his life, as attempting to remove them would be dangerous. Omwoha has been in and out of hospital on numerous occasions. He is wheelchair-bound.
“I have been to hell and back. But I shall walk again with my two feet without any support. I have gone through life-threatening episodes, but God spared my life,” said Corporal Omwoha.
In the attack, one of his colleagues from the General Service Unit, unfortunately, lost his life.