- Senator Anwar Loitiptip will be arraigned in court today over the gun drama that left a woman nursing gunshot wounds.
- The Senator surrendered to the police on Sunday, spending the night in custody.
Lamu Senator Anwar Loitiptip is expected in court today (Monday October 25) over the alleged shooting incident at KANU Grounds in Nanyuki, Laikipia County.
Senator Loitiptip turned himself in to Nanyuki Police Station on Sunday are 5 pm over the Saturday night gun drama that left a woman nursing gunshot wounds.
The lawmaker was questioned by DCI detectives based at the station until 8:30 pm and spent the night in police custody.
Laikipia East sub-County Police Commander John Tarus says that investigations are ongoing to ascertain how Joy Makena, 32, was shot in her right leg just above the ankle, after a quarrel ensued between her and the lawmaker.
“Victim was rushed to Nanyuki Teaching and Referral Hospital in stable condition,” a police report reads in part.
Police officers and DCI detectives who rushed to the scene recovered two spent 9mm cartridge cases. A firearm with 13 bullets was also recovered from Senator Loitiptip’s security detail – Police Constable Manoah Omale.
Preliminary investigations have revealed that Senator Loitiptip told detectives that he was acting in self defence.
“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,” says Laikipia County Criminal Investigations Officer (CCIO) Onesmus Towett.
He will be charged with misuse of firearm and inflicting injury among other charges.