Public Works PS Mariam El-Maawy passes away in South Africa

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BY JOHN WERU,NAIROBI,27TH SEPT 2017-Public Works PS Mariam El-Maawy  has passed away while undergoing treatment at a south African hospital. The was among six people abducted by al Shabaab militants in Lamu  in July.

The PS and her entourage were hijacked at Milihoi on Lamu-Mpeketoni highway after attending a Lapsset event.

She was rescued by KDF soldiers currently conducting patrols in the area and airlifted to Nairobi for treatment and later taken to South Africa.

Three police officers were reportedly killed during the pursuit while several others in the PS’s envoy were injured.

 El-Maawy  had gone in the area for a consultation meeting with stakeholders.

The vehicle was heading to Witu at the time they were ambushed by the militants.


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