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Nazizi: How I escaped a terror attack


Kenyan artiste Nazizi Hirsi has recounted how she was caught up in a recent terror attack that left one person dead in Lamu County.

Nazizi took to her social media pages on Sunday to share her experience and how she had to be airlifted after news of the attack broke.

Unidentified gunmen attacked a lorry in Lamu County on Wednesday and killed one person. A police vehicle on patrol in the area also went missing.

These events unfolded as Nazizi and other artistes were in the county for a peace concert in Mpeketoni town.


“Woke up on the 16th of December mourning my brother and feeling low. We left at 6am to go do a peace concert two hours from the island in Mpeketoni. Never imagined that my entourage and I would be caught up in the Mpeketoni to Lamu road attack by Al Shabaab,” the rapper wrote on Instagram.

Nazizi and her colleagues had just started their journey when the attack happened at 6pm near Mkunumbi area near Mpeketoni forcing them to head back to Mpeketoni.

“Next morning, I and some of the other artistes were rescued by a small private owned Cesna belonging to an amazing man #Fuzz from Lamu. I’m happy to be alive,” stated Nazizi.

The rapper also shared images of the team that airlifted them appreciating them for saving her life.

Nazizi was coincidentally celebrating the ninth anniversary of her late brother Firoz on the same day.