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CS Matiang'i summoned over attack on Sonko's daughter

A case to answer

Interior CS Fred Matiang'i summoned by Senate over attack on Lamu Senator Anwar Loitiptip

Interior CS Fred Matiang'i has been summoned by the Senate to respond to issues raised on insecurity.

CS Mating'i along with Inspector General Hilary Mutyambai and DCI boss George Kinoti will appear before the Senate Security Committee to explain the measures they have put in place to curb insecurity.

The summons came after Senate Majority Leader Kipchumba Murkomen floated the discussion before the House seeking for direction on the specific matter of an attack against Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko's daughter Saumu Mbuvi who was in the company of Lamu Senator Anwar Loitiptip.

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Miscarriage of Justice in case on Lamu Senator's attack

Senator Murkomen questioned why the suspect arrested in the case on the Lamu Senator's attack was released yet investigations had not been completed.

"The suspect was released on a paltry Sh20,000 as bond...In the past suspects would be held for days, even weeks, to facilitate investigations.

"Even the money paid as bail would be very high. I wonder why the suspects arrested in the senator's case were released," he stated.

Minority Whip Mutula Kilonzo added: "He [Senator Loitiptip] did not provoke anybody and I believe he was set up for a beating. The security committee should take the matter seriously. Speaker Ken Lusaka, too, should speak boldly against the attack."

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The Makueni Senator added that the attack was an attempt on the Lamu member's life.

Senator Loitiptip and Governor Sonko's daughter were attacked at Memphis Lounge along Thika Road by unknown men who used clubs and machetes to assault the two.

According to a statement recorded by Saumu Mbuvi, they were attacked shortly after an altercation with a short, brown man who had earlier assaulted her at a public restroom.

Governor Sonko has blamed the attack on his political enemies whom he also accused of being behind the death of former Vice President, the Late George Saitoti.

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