A suspect accused of assaulting Lamu Senator Anwar Loitiptip and Governor Sonko’s daughter Saumu has been charged in court.
Mr David Kombo Lucas, a security guard attached at Memphis Lounge near USIU, was Monday arraigned at the Makadara law courts. He was accused that on June 2 at a club within Kasarani Sub-county in Nairobi, jointly with others not before court, assaulted Senator Anwar Loitiptip and Agnes Saumu Mbuvi.
In her statement, Governor Sonko’s eldest narrated how she was accosted by a man as she was going to the washrooms.
“We stayed at the club up to 0240hours on the 2nd day of June 2019. As we were moving out I went to answer to a call of nature and I went to the toilet located at the entrance of the said lounge. As I went inside the toilet, a man who was standing in front of the toilet followed me and grabbed me by the top. He pulled the top tearing it,” read a statement by Ms Saumu.
She added, “I screamed for help and someone threw a stone inside. The man who was brown and short moved out and entered into a room and locked himself in.”
At the parking lot, a gang of about 10 men attacked the Senator with crude weapons, said Saumu, who sustained injuries while trying to shield Anwar from being hit on the head.
“After the incident, we left heading to the car when a group of about nine in the company of the brown [man] came after us.
“The men were all armed with clubs and started beating Anwar on the foot prompting him to fall down. I covered his head and shielded him from the beatings when I was also hit on the right arm sustaining injuries,” she stated.
The suspect denied the assault charges and was set free on a cash bail of Sh30,000. The case will be heard on September 20.