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Meet Police Constable Who Is Ranked Kenya's Best Female Sharpshooter

Her name is Agnes Wangechi Muchiri. She was born and raised in Hola,Tana River county. She holds a higher diploma in Psychology from Kenya Methodist University (KEMU). She is ranked the best female sharpshooter in the country.

Wangechi joined the police service in 2008. She currently serves as a Constable of Police and is attached to the DCI forensic lab unit. In an interview, she revealed that she developed a passion for shooting while at the police training college in Kiganjo.

According to her, while most ladies shy away from shooting, arguing that it is an activity best suited for their male counterparts, she found it to be fun and fell in love with it. After exiting Kiganjo, she joined Coast Province Police Shooting Team and a shooting club in Nairobi. However, things did not pick up for her until 2021 when a shooting trainer named Ibrahim Ndung’u from Bamburi Rifle Shooting Club offered to walk the journey with her after seeing her immense skills. After months of being trained and mentored by Ndung'u, she got better and started winning awards in local shooting competitions.

Cumulatively, Wangechi says she has won over 30 trophies and 15 medals. Her climax was in June, 2022 when she won a shooting competition hosted in Kenya when she emerged best female shooter in the country. She also underscored that support from the DCI has been instrumental in her growth as a professional shooter. Addressing issues of gun-related violence among uniformed officers, Wangechi noted that discipline and good state of mind are very important for anyone handling a gun.


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