The family of a former chief is devastated after their son, Arif Kassim Athman, went missing shortly after the Al-Shabaab attack in Lamu West.

During the Thursday attack, three people were killed and several were injured including Public Works Principal Secretary Mariam El Maawy.

Ms Maawy was shot in the shoulder and legs after the vehicle she was travelling in was hijacked before she was rescued by military personnel.


Mr Arif, 21, a pilot trainee, was with the PS who is his aunt when the more than 30 suspected Al-Shabaab militants ambushed them.

His father, Kassim Athman Hassan, told the Nation that he feared his son might have been abducted by the Al-Shabaab militants.

He said they have tried all means to reach him since the attack happened with no success.

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