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Ex-Boyfriend Shoots Woman Upon Learning She Received a Full Scholarship to Study in the US

by Paul Nyongesa
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A woman’s pursuit of her dreams was tragically disrupted when her ex-boyfriend allegedly fired a bullet that shattered her leg, leading to the collapse of her plans to study in the United States on a full educational scholarship.

Charity Kiplagat, the victim, recounted the harrowing ordeal before an Eldoret court, where her former partner, David Kwambai, stands accused of attempted murder.

She described how she had eagerly prepared to depart for the US after securing a coveted scholarship, combining her passion for athletics with aspirations of pursuing a career in nursing.

However, her aspirations were abruptly derailed when Kwambai, whom she had separated from three years prior, allegedly stormed into their home armed with a gun and fired at her, causing severe injuries to her left leg.

Surviving by a narrow margin, Kiplagat’s hopes were shattered as the bullet inflicted permanent damage, leading to the cancellation of her scholarship.

“I survived death by a whisker in the hands of my former boyfriend, who stormed our home, while armed with a gun and shot me in the left leg causing severe injuries,” Kiplagat claimed.

Addressing the court, Kiplagat expressed the profound impact the shooting had on her life. She lamented the loss of her athletic ambitions, acknowledging that the injuries sustained would prevent her from ever participating in sports events again.

“I had secured a full scholarship where I was set to pursue a career in nursing, and also continue with my athletics passion, but regrettably, I will never live my dream due to the tragic incident,” Kiplagat said

Kiplagat said she incurred a medical bill of more than Sh245,000, adding that she was still undergoing medical checkups to date.

Kwambai denied committing the offence on November 28, 2021, at Strasburg/Kapsengerut village in Ainabkoi subcounty, Uasin Gishu county.

Justice Nyakundi adjourned the hearing of the case to April 23.

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