What happened to Hisham Genena?
What happened to Hisham Genena? Former Central Auditing Organization head Hisham Genena, who was a top official in former Chief of Staff Sami Anan’s election bid, was reportedly attacked on Saturday after he left his residence in the suburbs of Cairo. According to accounts by his daughter, wife and his lawyer, Genena was stopped and accosted by five men in two cars carrying knives and sticks. “His knee is broken and he is bleeding from several parts of his body … they were trying to kill him,” his wife, Wafaa Kedieh, told Reuters. Images soon began surfacing on social media that appear to back accounts of his injuries. Genena’s daughter Shorouk claims that police held Genena and seized family members’ cell phones before later releasing him, according to Al Masry Al Youm.
The Interior Ministry issued a statement to the press that implies that the Genena was caught up in a scuffle resulting from a traffic dispute involving a hit and run. The statement cites the eyewitness testimony of some said to be involved in the alleged incident.