Man accused of attacking Sonkos daughter presented to court

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The puzzle of the beating up of Lamu Senator Anwar Loitiptip and Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko’s daughter outside a nightclub on Thika road has taken a new twist.

This is after a security guard accused of committing the crime Bernard Kombo denied the charges. Kombo denied the charges before senior principal magistrate Angelo Kithinji and was released on Sh30,000 bail.

It’s alleged that Senator Loitiptip was with Agnes Saumu at the hotel to watch a football match on Madaraka Day. The two stayed at Memphis Hotel until 2.30am and as they left, Saumu went to a washroom near the main gate. 

The prosecution told the court that as Saumu got into the room, a security guard followed a situation that led her to scream for help. Loitiptip, upon hearing Saumu scream, rushed to intervene, that is when the battle started.

The lawmaker followed the security men and asked in Kiswahili, “Unatakia nini mwanamke wangu? Toka uniface uniongeleshe kama mwanaume.

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Within no time it was claimed that nine more guards descended on the lawmaker and Saumu with blows and sticks, which they used to hit the senator on the head.

The two would be rescued by police officers who heard them scream. They only managed to arrest the accused and Mwambu Furakha as other assaulters escaped.

Loitiptip and Saumu were rushed to Aga Khan Hospital where the senator was admitted in critical condition. Saumu had minor injuries on her hands and shoulder. She was treated and discharged.

The case will be heard on September 20.

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