Lamu Shabaab attack: PS Maawy’s bodyguard’s body found in Boni Forest

The body of PS Mariam El-Maawy’s bodyguard was found in Boni Forest during a search on Saturday.

Ayub Ndoloni, an AP officer, was with the PS when they were attacked by al Shabaab militants on Thursday.

They were ambushed by a group of over 30 militants who drove away their vehicle at Milihoi in Lamu West.

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Ndoloni’s body, which was badly burnt, was found near the scene of the attack.

Lamu County Commissioner Joseph Kanyiri said it was found by security officers conducting a security operation in the area.

It was taken to the Mpeketoni sub-county hospital mortuary.

“The officer died while defending his boss. He went down defending the dignity of this country. I knew him for over three years.”

“He was a diligent soldier,” Kanyiri said as the toll from the Lamu attack rose to five.

Ndoloni was among the six occupants in the Toyota Prado vehicle belonging to the PS. Most of the occupants died.

Three police officers were killed during attack as well as PS El Maawy’s nephew Arif Kassim Athman – pilot trainee.

Arif, 21, is said to have been trapped in the vehicle that later blew up and was burned beyond recognition.

He was buried at the Mokowe Cemetery in Lamu West on Friday evening.

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The bodyguard was reported missing shortly after the Milihoi attack.

Police suspected that he had been taken hostage by the terrorists.

Nancy Agutu

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