Lamu Senator Surrenders to Police After Shooting Incident

  • Lamu Senator Anwar Loitiptip attending a past function in March 2021
    Lamu Senator Anwar Loitiptip attending a past function in March 2021
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  • Lamu Senator Anwar has surrendered to the police after being accused of being involved in a shooting incident at Kanu Grounds in Nanyuki.

    It was reported that the senator went missing after a brawl in a bar that left a 32-year-old woman nursing gunshot wounds. 

    The police received a tip-off from members of the public who reported that there was a shooting in the bar at 2am on Saturday, October 23. 

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    According to a police report, it was indicated that the woman had been shot on her right leg, above the ankle. 

    At the crime scene, the police recovered a fire arm that had 13 bullets from the Senator security detail. 

    The senator had told a local publication that he was at a hospital for check-up after the incident.

    "I am at a hospital for some checkup and will speak on the matter later, but the truth is that I was attacked by a knife-wielding gang last night," he told the Standard.

    According to the doctors at the Nanyuki Teaching and Referral Hospital where the victim has been receiving treatment, the woman is in a stable condition. 

    Onesmus Towett, the County Criminal Investigations Officer (CCIO) for Laikipia stated that Senator Anwar had informed police that he had also been injured in the incident and was seeking medical attention in Nairobi.

    "We established that the senator had already travelled to Nairobi but we called him and he told us that he had been confronted by two women and a man and that he shot in self-defence,"Towett stated.

    The senator has recently been accused of assaulting a political aspirant  affiliated with the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party.

    Francis Mugo had accused Anwar of breaking his glasses, snatching his mobile phone and trying to throw him into the Indian Ocean, minutes after Deputy President William Ruto left Lamu County. 

    Senator Anwar Loitiptip speaking during a pass press conference
    Senator Anwar Loitiptip speaking during a pass press conference
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