Youthful Lamu Senator Anwar facing assault cover up

Youthful Lamu Senator Anwar facing assault cover up

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The youthful Lamu Senator Anwar Loitiptip

The youthful Lamu Senator Anwar Loitiptip is facing assault probe alongside four of his bodyguards for attacking a private security guard at TRM Mall after he declined to pay Sh50 parking fee.

The flamboyant senator is accused of violently roughing up Caleb Nyongesa and threatening to shoot him but the case has been silently contained at Kasarani Police Station.

The 11pm almost ten minutes scuffle was captured on a cctv footage before Anwar and his security team retreated to the vehicle, drove over a rail guard bypassing the barrier without paying the parking fee.

Despite Nyongesa having reported the matter at Kasarani Police Station a month ago, the senator is yet to be summoned or record statement in connection with the matter.

The assault incident was booked under occurrence book number OB22/24/8/2017. Nyongesa works for Diplomatic Protective Services (DPS), a private own foreign security firm.

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DPS management has also remained mum over the matter. The lead investigator is Kasarani Divisional Criminal Investigations Officer (Dcio) Francis Chikanda.

“I was assaulted on August 23, 2017. I reported the matter at Kasarani but nothing has been done. The senator said he can shoot me and have me bundled in the boot of his car. I have been to the station severally to follow up the matter but I am always turned awa,” Nyongesa lamented.

Nyongesa obtained a P3 Form from the police before going to hospital. He sustained head and chest injuries. At the time, Anwar and his companions were driving KBV 058X. Although police sources indicate the senator is seeking to settle the matter amicably amid police inaction over the matter, Caleb wants the matter to follow the course of justice.

He is seeking to petition the Independent Policing Oversight Authority (Ipoa) over police inaction to have the senator record a statement in what he terms as a deliberate move to frustrate administration of justice.

Ipoa is the civilian oversight body against police officers. In 2012, former Deputy Chief Justice Nancy Baraza was entangled in a gun drama assault case involving a private security guard at Village Market in Nairobi before a tribunal found her unfit to hold public office.

While a lady security guard Rebecca Kerubo Morara offered to frisk her, the former DCJ was accused of assaulting her.

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