Tanzania opposition leader Tundu Lissu at Aga Khan

Friday September 08 2017

A photo taken on March 17, 2017 shows Tanzanian opposition politician Tundu Lissu speaking during the Tanganyika Law Society (TLS) annual meeting in Arusha. He has been admitted to the Aga Khan University in Nairobi after he was shot and seriously on September 7, 2017 in Tanzania. PHOTO | STRINGER | AFP


Tanzania’s opposition Chief Whip in Parliament Tundu Lissu who was Thursday shot by unknown assailants has been admitted to Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi.

According to Law Society of Kenya (LSK) president Isaac Okero, Lissu arrived in Nairobi from Dodoma Thursday night.

"We understand he's still in critical condition.

“Members of the East African Law Society will be visiting him today (Friday) in the afternoon," Mr Okero said.

Mr Lissu, who is also the chief legal counsel of Chadema (Chama cha Demokrasis na Maendeleo), was shot in the stomach and leg according to Dodoma Chief Regional Medical Officer James Charles.

Following the shooting, Chadema party issued a statement condemning the attack.