Thursday July 13, 2017
Public Works Principal Secretary Mariam El Maawy was heading to Witu in Lamu when her car was hijacked by Al Shabaab militants
Lamu, Kenya: Public Works Principal Secretary Mariam El Maawy was Thursday afternoon rescued by KDF and GSU commandos after being abducted by Al-Shabaab militia in Milihoi, Lamu.
A Toyota Prado with six occupants had been taken hostage by the militants at Milihoi along the Lamu-Mpeketoni highway before a joint operation by security forces responded to the 3pm incident.
Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) Spokesman Colonel Joseph Awouth El Maawy was rescued in the operation and the body of one man recovered.
He said that the vehicle rolled and burst into flames as it was being pursued by security officers.
The PS, who sustained injuries from the attackers, will be airlifted to Manda Military Base and later to Nairobi for specialised treatment.