• Anwar was ordered to surrender to the nearest police station if he is not sick as claimed by his lawyer. 

Lamu County Senator Anwar Loitpitip in the dock
Lamu County Senator Anwar Loitpitip in the dock
Image: MUTURI MWANGI/KNA

Lamu county Senator Anwar Loitiptip has been formally charged in absentia for misuse of firearm and causing grievous harm by Nanyuki law court over an incident alleged he shot a woman in Nanyuki town, Laikipia county.

Nanyuki court principal magistrate, Benson Mararo, ordered the senator to surrender to the nearest police station if he is not sick as claimed by his lawyer Ms Rose Wachira, who said he was admitted at a hospital in Nairobi and was unable to attend the court session.

At the same time, there was an ongoing miscellaneous application before Nanyuki resident Magistrate Vincent Masivo to have cash bail deposited by the lawmaker refunded. The magistrate granted the application.

On October 25, the legislator was released on a cash bail of Sh500, 000, and barred from visiting and staying in Laikipia County for five days. He was further required to report to the Sub- county criminal investigation office every two days as from the day he was arraigned.

The senator allegedly shot Ms Joy Makena under unclear circumstances on her right leg between the knee and the ankle during the 2.00 am incident at KANU grounds at the centre of Nanyuki town on Sunday, October 24,2021.

Two spent cartridges were recovered from the scene by authorities.

According to a medical examination report seen by the media on Monday, the bullet passed through the right leg leaving an entry and exit wound.

Earlier, Ms Makena and her family had said the Senator had tried reaching them through proxies, however, they maintained justice must prevail since they are undergoing a lot of misery and challenges.

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