Lamu Senator Anwar surrenders to police over alleged shooting incident in Nanyuki

Lamu Senator Anwar surrenders to police over alleged shooting incident in Nanyuki

Lamu senator, Anwar Loitiptip has surrendered to the police over an alleged shooting incident in Nanyuki that left a woman nursing gun shot wounds. 

The senator, who will spend the night in custody, is expected in court on Monday where he faces various charges, including misuse of a firearm and causing injury. 

According to a police report seen by Citizen Digital, a woman identified as 32-year-old Joy Makena  was on Saturday night rushed to hospital in Nanyuki with gunshot injuries on her right foot, above the ankle. 

Police officers from the Nanyuki Police station who were apprised of the incident, said Makena had reportedly quarrelled with the Senator before the incident. 

Officers who responded to the incident recovered two spent 9 mm cartridges from the scene, a firearm, and 13 rounds of ammunition. 

The senator who was still at large on Sunday morning reportedly told the Standard that he had been attacked while at a hotel in Nanyuki, forcing him to shoot into the air. 

"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 said.