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Body Of PS Maawy’s Nephew Found In Lamu After AL Shabaab Attack

Mariam El Maawy, principal secretary Ministry of Land, Housing and Urban Development.

A body believed to be that of Labour PS Miriam El Maawy’s nephew has been found following Thursday’s attack by al Shabaab.

The terrorists pounced on a car transporting the PS and her nephew at Milihoi area on Lamu-Mpeketoni highway at about 3pm. They were driven into Boni Forest.

The PS’s nephew has been identified as 21-year-old trainee pilot Arif Kassim.

An administrator noted Arif was reported missing shortly after the ambush.

“We are making burial arrangements at Arif’s home in Mokowe,” the source told the Star on Friday.

Unconfirmed reports indicated two more bodies believed to be of police officers have also been found. They are said to be of KDF officers killed while rescuing Maawy.

Authorities including Lamu commissioner Joseph Kanyiri and Linda Boni operation director James Seriani refused to comment on the reports.

The bodies are said to be at Mpeketoni sub-county hospital in Lamu West.

Three other bodies were found in the vast Boni forest where the terrorists have established operation bases.

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