Former Lamu senator Loitiptip attacked by thugs when going to Ngara lodging

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Injured former lamu senator Anwar Loitiptip in hospital over a past incident PHOTO | COURTESY

Immediate former Lamu Senator Anuar Loitiptip was injured during a mugging incident at Globe Cinema roundabout, Nairobi on Tuesday night.

The former legislator was walking alone when thugs descended on him with blows and kicks injuring him on the head and mouth before being rescued by the police who rushed him to the Aga Khan Hospital.

“Officers on patrol found the former Senator at Fig Tree bleeding on his head and mouth. He told the officers that he was coming from CBD on foot en route to his guest room in Ngara area and when he reached Globe Roundabout he was attacked by a group of youths,” said a police report about the incident.

The former senator is said to have lost an unknown amount of money and electronics including mobile phones.

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He is believed to have tried to fight back against the gang leading to his injuries, which officials termed as not serious but needed medical attention.

Anwar is however not new to controversy.

Soon after being elected in 2017, he assaulted a security officer at a city mall after he declined to pay a Sh50 parking fee.

In 2019, Anwar was on the receiving end after he was attacked by unknown assailants at Memphis club in Roysambu while in the former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko’s daughter, Saumu Mbuvi.

The two lovers, however, had a bitter falling out early this year, with Saumu accusing the former Senator of assaulting her.

In October last year, the former senator was involved in yet another gun drama incident after he threatened to kill a woman he had locked up in a hotel room in Laikipia. When asked about the incident, the one-term senator claimed he was attacked at a hotel and was forced to shoot in the air to scare away his attackers.

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