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Senator Liotiptip, Shooting Victim Agree to Out of Court Settlement

Lamu senator and his shooting victim, Makena, have agreed to settle their case out of court.

They signed an agreement on Thursday, October 28 which saw both parties amicably agree to settle the case out of court.

Reports indicated that senator Loitiptip shot the lady on Sunday, October 24 after an altercation between the two in Nanyuki. It’s said that the senator was the first to have the matter settled amicably out of court.

In the agreement, the senator agreed to take care of the woman’s medical bills as well as support her family. This saw the lady agree to withdraw the case formally.

“We have reached an out-of-court agreement with the person I had complained against and I do not wish to further pursue any charges against the accused person.

This agreement is entered into without coercion or misrepresentation and is binding to the parties,” the agreement reads in part.

Over the weekend both parties recorded different statements at the Nanyuki police post. The victim alleged that she was shot after attempting to rescue another woman who was being assaulted by the senator. She was in the company of her husband.

Senator Loitiptip rushed to his car, picked up his gun, and chased after the two into a bar near Kanu grounds in Nanyuki, where the shooting incident occurred.

Officers who went to the crime scene reported having recovered two spent cartridges and seized the firearm belonging to the senator’s aide.

On Monday, the senator was arraigned before a resident magistrate, Vincent Masivo, accused of unlawful use of firearms. He was however released on a Ksh 500,000 or Ksh 1 million bond.

In 2019, the first-time senator and former Nairobi governor Mike Sonko’s daughter were attacked by unknown people at a club in Kasarani, Nairobi.

He sustained deep cuts in the head and was taken to the aga khan hospital where he was treated and discharged.

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