Politicians behind PS attack in Lamu – State

Coastal police boss wonders why local leaders have not come out to condemn the incident.

Coast Regional Coordinator Nelson Marwa (centre), has said he will not honour summons by Mombasa County Assembly over planned evictions of 10,000 in Mombasa. PHOTO: INTELLIGENCEBRIEFS.COM

Nelson Marwa, the Coast Regional Coordinator, has revealed the masterminds of the recent terror attack in Lamu, where a senior government official was abducted and shot several times.

As reported earlier by Zipo.co.ke, Public Works Principal Secretary Mariam El Maawy’s Pajero was ambushed by al Shabaab militias while she and other government officials were travelling at Milihoi along the Lamu-Mpeketoni road on Thursday, July 13 2017.

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Public Works Principal Secretary outside Huduma Centre in Lamu Island moment after addressing a LAPSSET public participation meeting. She later left for Witu to meet regional Coordinator Nelson Marwa and Victims of Alshabaab attacks only to be abducted at 3pm July 13, 2017. PHOTO: ALPHONCE GARI/THE STAR

She was however rescued by the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) soldiers who were patrolling the area although fatalities were reported and Maawy was left nursing bullet wounds.

More than three occupants of the vehicle including the PSs nephew died in the attack, with reports saying that she was hit in the shoulder and leg.

Nelson Marwa now says the attack and the kidnapping of Mariam El Maawy was the work of area politicians who are yet to speak on the matter.

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“Why hasn’t the Governor or any leader for that matter come out to even issue a condolence message to the families of those who lost their loved ones.” Marwa wondered.

Marwa reckons that area politicians are the masterminds of the recent attack as insecurity in the area would work in their favour as the country heads to the polls on August. He says the situation would force area residents to flee and fail to vote on August 8.

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Referring to the recent attacks in Fandango, Jima and Poromoko that has had people fleeing their homes, the no nonsense police boss said he has information about Lamu politicians who have been funding terrorists to scare away voters.