naziziKenya’s First Lady of rap, Nazizi Hirji narrowly escaped a terrorist attack by suspected Al Shabaab members in Lamu last Wednesday.

The versatile singer and her entourage had just left a Peace Concert, which was staged at the Mpeketoni Uhuru Park, when they were ambushed.

In the incident that occurred shortly after 6pm, al Shabaab gunmen attacked a pharmaceutical supplies vehicle in Milihoi, Lamu county. Police say the heavily armed gunmen waylaid the vehicle, a canter and took of with the medical supplies killing the driver and setting the vehicle on fire.

The canter was traveling from Mokowe to Mpeketoni.

Another motorist was shot and injured after the gunmen commandeered his vehicle and disappeared with the pharmaceutical supplies into the expansive Boni forest.

Naziziz narrated the horrifying ordeal on her instagram saying, “Woke up on the 16th of December mourning my brother and feeling low. We left at 6am to go do a peace concert two hours from the island in Mpeketoni. Never imagined that my entourage and I would be caught up in the Mpeketoni to Lamu road attack by Al Shabaab.”

“We left the peace concert in Mpeketoni in high spirits. Shortly into our journey hell broke loose . We made it out in the nick of time. We headed back to Mpeketoni which just brought back memories of last year’s attack with no security or any sort of help.”

“Next morning, I and some of the other artists were rescued by a small private owned Cesna owned by an amazing man #Fuzz from Lamu. I’m happy to be alive.”


She also put a picture of her ‘rescuers’ to express her gratitude with the caption,

“21 gun salute for my rescue team who got me out of mpeketoni so fast ! Fuzz ure a real blessing so glad to have met u . Rachael ure my guardian angel #jahlovesme”


On that same day, Nazizi and her family were commemorating the 9th anniversary since the passing of her big brother Feroze.

She posted, “Jah giveth and jah taketh . I don’t believe that the 9 yrs havent made it any easier for i . I miss u guys so.much oscar u was always like a big brother.. was a double blow to loose u and firoz. That call still fresh in my mind. Best friends til death . LOVE YOU FIROZ miss u sooo much #rip#battalionsalute #warriors #guardianangels #1stbattalion