Lamu Senator Anwar Loitiptip is currently nursing serious head and leg injuries at a hospital in Nairobi after he was attacked by persons described as “guards” at the Memphis Bar and Restaurant along USIU Road.
According to a statement written by Mike Sonko’s daughter Saumu Mbuvi, the two had gone to watch Saturday night’s UEFA Champions League final clash between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur.
Saumu further reports that at around 2:40 a.m that night, she had to answer a call of nature and after going to the washrooms, a “short and brown” man followed her from behind, then grabbed her by the top; tearing it apart in the process.
“I screamed for help and someone threw a stone inside. The man who was brown and short entered into a room and locked himself in. Anwar followed the man asking him what he wanted with his woman in Swahili ‘Unatakia nini mwanamke wangu? Toka uni-face uniongeleshe kama mwanaume!’”
In the statement, she continues to narrate how the man who had locked himself inside the toilet came out and pleaded for forgiveness, to which he was granted. Saumu says that she convinced Anwar to ignore the incident and they headed to his car.
No sooner had they got to the parking lot, than a group of around nine men fully armed with clubs showed up and descended upon the Lamu Senator. Hitting him on his legs and head.
“I covered his head to shield him from the bearings when I was also hit on the right arm sustaining injuries. Anwar sustained cuts on the head,” she says.
She later called her cousin and her step sister who came to their aid in the wee hours of Sunday night.
Here are photos of Anwar’s head injuries and Saumu Mbuvi’s full statement below.
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