Laikipia County Police Commander Maxwell Nyaema has disclosed the fracas that led to Lamu Senator’s father David Kiwaka being shot by a police officer on Sunday 17 March 2020.
The Police Commander explained that Senator Anwar Loitiptip’s father prevented police officers from doing their work which led to a confrontation.
He further explained that five police officers were in the Kiwanja Ndege area in Laikipia North chasing a man who had been accused of assaulting his wife.
He added that Anwar’s father was part of the group that tried to protect the said when he allegedly drew his sword and stabbed a police officer. The Commander stated that he was aiming at a second police officer before being shot in the right leg.
The Commander pointed out that two people were injured and were rushed to Doldol Sub-County Hospital before being transferred to the Nanyuki Teaching and Referral Hospital for further treatment.
On Monday, 18, Lamu Senator Anwar Loitiptip expressed his distress after he claimed that his father was shot by a police officer attached to Dildol Police Station for not wearing a mask. He said that his father had already been taken to Nanyuki Cottage.
He revealed that upon hearing the news about his father, he traveled to Nanyuki to pursue the matter. He went on to call for speedy investigations seeking justice for his father. He pointed out that he wanted the police officer who shot his father arrested.
Lamu Senator’s wife, the daughter of the vocal and controversial Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko, Saumu Mbuvi took to her Instagram account to call out the police for their brutality.
The outspoken wife claimed that she was sick and tired of seeing innocent Kenyans suffer in the hands of police brutality. She went on to state that Kenyan police should stop taking advantage of their power and treat Kenyans with respect.
She claimed that her father-law- was shot while trying to beat the curfew imposed by the government in a bid to curb and control the spread of the Coronavirus.