3 dead, PS shot in Al Shabaab attack in Lamu

Injured Public Works Principal Secretary Mariamu El Maawy being taken to hospital.

The Permanent Secretary for Public Works Mariamu El Maawy has been rescued. This is after she was abducted and shot by Al Shabaab militia in Lamu.

The militia took control of the Prado with six occupants and sped off.

Ms. El Maawy, who was shot in the shoulder and leg, was taken to Mpeketoni Hospital after she was rescued by Kenya Defence Forces and General Service Unit personnel.

Reports indicated that the occupants of the Prado were Ms El Maawy, four policemen and a driver.

Ms El Maawy was heading to Witu to visit displaced families.

Three occupants in the vehicle were killed by the gunmen.

A night curfew has been imposed in Lamu. It is suspected that Al Shabaab gunmen are hiding in the Boni Forest in the area.