• "You would have thought of accepting, a poor person has no rights. My father was telling me to forgive him because I am already disabled." - Joy Makena

Joy Makena(right) and Senator Anwar Loitiptip(left)
Joy Makena(right) and Senator Anwar Loitiptip(left)
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Joy Makena, a woman who was allegedly shot by Lamu Senator Anwar Loitiptip was forced into an out of court settlement. 

According to Makena, the Senator coerced her into agreeing a KSh 70,000 out of court settlement. 

In return, Senator Anwar will withdraw a case he had filed against Makena's two friends who were with her on the night of  the shooting. 

"He is threatening the others who were not shot. He says if I refuse that money the two will be jailed.

So, if it were you, you would have thought of accepting, a poor person has no rights. My father was telling me to forgive him because I am already disabled," Joy Makena said. 

Now, the victim wants relevant authorities to intervene in the case and help her find justice. 

"I am now disabled and many people are depending on me. So if I get help in this case I am ready to go to court with him," she pleaded.

In the legal documents that Makena was allegedly coerced to sign, both parties had agreed to withdraw the case on condition that Senator Anwar Loitiptip will settle Makena's medical bills. 

“Both parties shall upon execution hereof withdraw the complaints made at Nanyuki Police station over the incidence of 24th October 2021.

“Neither party shall have any claim against the other over the events of the 24th October 2021 upon execution hereof," the settlement documents, drawn by Chweya and Associates Advocates, read in part.

Here is a witness narration of the events that led to the shooting. 

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