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Court orders arrest of Lamu Senator Anuwar Loitiptip

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[Lamu Senator Hon. Anuwar Loitiptip. Photo/courtesy].

A Nanyuki court has ordered an immediate arrest of Lamu Senator Anuwar Loitiptip after he failed to appear before it on Monday during hearing of a case where Loitiptip is accused of shooting a woman barely a week ago.

Nanyuki Senior Principal Magistrate Ben Mararo told the court that Loitiptip should be arrested immediately if he is not admitted in any hospital as earlier claimed by his lawyer Rose Wachira.

In a packed court session on Monday, Mararo said there was no valid evidence presented in court showing that the Senator was in hospital, and asked the police to find out in which hospital was Loitiptip admitted.

Mararo said if the reports presented to court about the Lamu Senator’s sickness are found to be untrue, then the court will be forced to take serious actions against the Senator.

While defending Loitiptip at the Nanyuki court on Monday, Lawyer Rose Wachira told the court that there was no need to issue a warrant of arrest against the Senator since he has been admitted in hospital and would appear before court whenever he gets well.

Mr Loitiptip is accused of shooting a 32 year old woman, Joy Makena at Nanyuki Ibis hotel barely a week ago.

According to police, the Senator was seen hitting a woman with a moper when Makena with his husband Turo Jaso rushed to the scene to rescue the woman.

“It is then that Mr Loitiptip rushed to his car withdrew a gun and shot, targeting Makena and her husband Jaso,” the court was told.

The two scampered for safety, however Loitiptip pursued them and shot Makena on the leg.

Makena was later rushed to a nearby hospital for urgent medical attention.

However, the Senator defended his actions saying he was only defending himself after being attacked by goons.

Earlier, Nanyuki Principal Magistrate Vincent Masivo ordered fresh charges against Loitiptip, further ordering a refund of his half a million bond and fresh charges pressed against him.