PS El-Maawy's attack politically instigated, asserts CS Macharia.

Roads CS Dr. James Macharia addressing leaders forum at the Kiriaini Police canteen in Mathioya constituency of Murang'a County.
Roads CS Dr. James Macharia has castigated the attack on his Public Works PS Mariam El-Maawy that happened on Thursday in Lamu leading to the PS to be air lifted to Nairobi hospital where she underwent an operation to remove a bullet from her shoulder in the morning.

Macharia pointed an accusing finger to a section of politicians whom he alleges want to scare away potential voters presumed to be inclined towards voting for President Uhuru Kenyatta in August. He asserted that residents of Lamu have always lived in peace and wondered why now that the country is headed to a general election and such heinous acts of taking people’s lives were being witnessed.

He however assured the public that the PS was out of danger and was recuperating well after the surgery, having visited her yesterday morning at Nairobi hospital.
El-Maawy was among six people abducted by al Shabaab militants in Lamu on Thursday. The PS and her entourage were hijacked at Milihoi on Lamu-Mpeketoni highway after attending a LAPSSET event.

She was rescued b y KDF soldiers currently conducting patrols in the area and airlifted to Nairobi for treatment. Three police officers were reportedly killed during the pursuit while several others in the PS's envoy were injured.

The missing body of Arif Kassim, nephew to PS El Maawy was recovered yesterday in Lamu. The trainee pilot was abducted while in company of the PS.


The suspected Al-Shabaab terrorists who carjacked and injured the PS are said to have also stopped another vehicle, which they released with its occupants. 
The “heavily armed militants” appeared from the bushes and stopped the PS’s car, a Toyota Prado, and minutes after flagged down a truck and a saloon car – a Toyota Probox –  at Milihoi, that were also moving to Mpeketoni in Lamu County.

Macharia was speaking at Kiriaini Town of Mathioya Constituency where he was addressing a leader’s forum on Jubilee government achievements.

With him were Devolution PS Mr. Irungu Nyakeera, County Commissioner Murang’a John Elung’ata, Pioneer International University Vice Chancellor Dr. Gideon Maina, Mathioya MP Jubilee Party nominee Mr. Peter Kimari among others, who all sold Jubilee party agenda to the leaders.
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