Senator’s divorce gets uglier with new claims of bigamy

Divorce court cases among Meru Senator Mithika Linturi and his estranged wife Marianne Kitana took a new twist. The latter now asks the court docket to reserve police for researching the legislator for alleged bigamy and forgery. In a utility filed under a certificate of urgency, Ms. Kitany wishes the court to compel the Directorate of Criminal Investigations to start investigations into alleged illegal practices of bigamy against Mr. Linturi, whom she accuses of contracting multiple marriages. Mr. Linturi has denied marrying Ms. Kitany inside the case and maintained that he turned into nonetheless married to Ms. Mercy Kaimenyi; therefore, he could not marry Ms. Kitany. But Ms. Kitany stated if this is the case, then Mr. Linturi needs to be investigated over alleged falsification, forgery, and or faking of court docket files and stamps.


She, also, desires the court docket to reserve the attorney-popular and registrar of marriages to provide records of all marriages shriveled through Mr. Linturi. Ms. Kitany additionally needs the registrar of marriages to analyze and verify or produce the information or pleadings of Mr. Linturi’s purported divorce, if any, to Ms. Kaimenyi. There are allegations that they filed a divorce in 2005.

In the documents, Ms. Kitany maintained that they planned, actualized and attended a wedding ceremony at his home in Meru. She also stated that the senator also accomplished a legit normal marriage, met her own family, paid the dowry, and proficient her parents according to all standard preconditions. Through attorney Dunstan Omari, she stated that Mr. Linturi produced prison divorce documents to the impact that he changed into not a married guy before their union.



But she stated he later produced faux court files and pleadings to the DCI, knowingly misleading the police with falsehoods about his marital fame. “That the defendant herein, if indeed did not have any ability to marry, committed the crook act of bigamy, an offense underneath Section 171 of the Penal Code of Kenya,” she said. She discovered that the two met in 2013 even as she changed into running on the Deputy President William Ruto’s workplace because of the workforce leader.

She stated he had come to look at Mr. Ruto being a newly elected Member of Parliament for Igembe South and he or she become instructed to assist him along with his requests. Their first and subsequent interactions until about February 2014 have been regular and informal, she said, much like many other MPs who visited the deputy president’s office. “From around February 2014, we grew closer, and we began relationship throughout which time he might bring me vegetation and visit me often at which era he claimed he changed into single and unmarried,” she said.

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