Senator Anwar Loititip faces arrest after defying court order

By , K24 Digital
On Mon, 1 Nov, 2021 18:22 | < 1 min read
Lamu Senator Anwar Lotiptip alleged that his 60-year-old father was shot in the leg by police in Laikipia North for not wearing a face mask. [PHOTO | COURTESY]
Lamu Senator Anwar Lotiptip [PHOTO | COURTESY]
Lamu Senator Anwar Lotiptip. [PHOTO | COURTESY]

Lamu Senator Anwar Loitiptip is facing another arrest barely a week after being released from police custody.

This follows a warrant of arrest issued against him after failing to attend a mention in a Nanyuki Court over the shooting of a 32-year-old woman.

The court's principal magistrate, Ben Mararo said that the senator should be arrested for failing to show up in court.

Through his lawyers, Loitiptip told the court that he sustained injuries on Sunday and was admitted to a hospital hence could not attend the court session.

His lawyer Rose Wachira said that the warrant of arrest was not necessary since the senator was sick.

The court, however, ordered that the Senator should be arrested if he is not admitted to the hospital as claimed by his defence counsel.

The senator was arrested a week ago for shooting a woman identified as Joy Makena in the leg following a confrontation.

Following the incident, Anwar was arrested and taken to court where he was charged with two counts of offenses - causing grievous harm and unlawful use of firearms.

He was later released on a Ksh500,000 bond before Nanyuki Resident Magistrate Vincent Masivo order the senator to be charged a fresh and the bond be returned to him.

Senator Loititip has also reached out to the woman he shot and reached an out of court settlement agreement. He also agreed to pay for the woman's medical bill.

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