Lamu senator accused of trying to throw UDA politician into Indian Ocean
Lamu Senator Anwar Loitiptip was accused of assaulting a political aspirant affiliated with the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party at the Manda airport jetty on Tuesday, October 19.
According to Francis Mugo, Loitiptip broke his glasses, ripped off his cell phone and attempted to throw it into the Indian Ocean, minutes after Vice President William Ruto left the county.
“He forcibly grabbed my phone, which I was using. In the process, he broke my glasses and injured my right hand and left eye,” Mugo said.
Vice President William Ruto addressing a rally on October 17 in Mombasa County.
Mugo seeks to overthrow Loitiptip in the elections of August 9, 2022 on a UDA ticket. The midshipman claimed to have suffered injuries to his right hand, left eye and hip.
“I am disappointed with the behavior of Senator Loitiptip. He attacked me immediately after DP Ruto boarded his flight and left Manda Airport,” he said.
Loitiptip, however, denied the allegations, pointing out that Mugo was seeking sympathy votes.
“This man is just looking for sympathy and tarnishing my name, but I’m just going to (ignore him). You can imagine how unfair it is for someone to come and interrupt my function and then try to trick me,” he said. said Loitiptip. .
Lamu County Police Commander Moses Murithi said a police report had been filed and investigations were currently underway. He added that no arrests had been made so far.
The senator was also involved in a previous incident with Saumu Mbuvi, the daughter of former Nairobi governor Mike Sonko. Saumu took to social media to claim she suffered domestic violence at the hands of the senator.
“These are the things he did to me,” Saumu wrote, in one of his photos showing a swollen face and bruised lips.
Loitiptip, however, shared his side of the story with Kenyans.co.ke, stating that Saumu shared his father’s traits and suffered from bipolar disorder, threatening to expose his past to prove his claims.
Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko poses with his daughter Saumu Mbuvi and Senator Anwar Loitiptip
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