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Deceased Public Works PS to be buried at Langata cemetery


The body of Public Works Principal Secretary Mariam El-Maawy will be flown home on Thursday from South Africa where she died.

Ms Maawy died at Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg where she succumbed to injuries following an attack by al-Shabaab terrorists in Lamu on July 13, this year.

She was shot  in the shoulder and legs after the vehicle she was travelling in was waylaid by the terrorists at Milihoi, on the Mpeketoni-Lamu road.

She was rushed to Mpeketoni Hospital and later airlifted to Nairobi for medical treatment.

The body is scheduled to arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) on Thursday evening and will be received by relatives, according to the family spokesperson Mohammed Ali.

He said Ms Maawy will be laid to rest at Langata cemetery after Friday prayers.