Lamu Senator Anwar Loitiptip wearing a sling
Lamu Senator Anwar Loitiptip wearing a sling

Joy Makena, the woman shot by Lamu Senator Anwar Loitiptip claims that he was the aggressor and they did not have a chance to fight him back because he was chasing them with a stick and later with a gun.

The altercation started when he asked the senator to stop beating the woman he was with and instead agree on how to resolve their issues. Seconds later he came after them with the mop stick he was holding hurling it at them.

It missed the target and broke into two when it hit the tarmac, he took one piece and hit Makena, with it, hard across her chest.

Read how he chased them down with a gun and shot twice at Makena.

Lamu County Senator Anwar Loitpitip in the dock on Monday ,October 25,2021 during his Charge’s application. He was arraigned for alleged shooting of a 32-year-old woman identified as Joy Makena in Nanyuki town around KANU grounds area at about 2 am on Saturday.
Lamu County Senator Anwar Loitpitip in the dock on Monday ,October 25,2021 during his Charge’s application. He was arraigned for alleged shooting of a 32-year-old woman identified as Joy Makena in Nanyuki town around KANU grounds area at about 2 am on Saturday.
Image: MUTURI MWANGI/KNA

When the news hit the headline, Senator Anwar gave a different version of the story.

In a hospital report from the Ruai Family Hospital dated October 24, 2021, he claimed that he was attacked by an unknown person who hit him with a Maasai rungu, hence the arm injury.

Check out the doctor's report on the same.

Anwar Loitiptip screenshot
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The senator is currently out on a cash bail of Ksh 500,000 or a bond of Sh1 million by a Nanyuki Law court.

Nanyuki Resident Magistrate, Vincent Masivo, barred the legislator from visiting and staying in Laikipia County for the next five days and was directed to report to the Sub-county Criminal Investigation Office every two days and further warned against interfering with witnesses. 

The Prosecution led by Jackson Mutende had requested five days to establish the degree of injuries sustained by Joy Makena, who is reported to have been shot, noting that the P3 form had not been filled by a doctor.

They will also obtain CCTV footage and to do ballistic analysis of the firearm used.

The case will be mentioned on November 1, 2021.

Watch Joy Makena's side of the story below.

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