Lawyer claims Kitany lured Linturi in ploy to strip him of his property

By Bernice Mbugua On Mon, 2 Sep, 2019 17:29 | 1 min read
Peter Linturi’s eulogy snubbed Marianne Kitany, who is in court claiming she is legally married to Meru Senator Mithika Linturi. [PHOTO | FILE]
Peter Linturi’s eulogy snubbed Marianne Kitany, who is in court claiming she is legally married to Meru Senator Mithika Linturi. [PHOTO | FILE]
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  • Senator Mithika Linturi’s lawyer George Wajackoyah has accused Marianne Kitany of luring Linturi to Sopa Lodge in a ploy orchestrated to take ownership of his property.
  • Wajackoyah contradicted an earlier statement made by another of Linturi’s lawyer, Muthomi Thiankolu, that the senator has never stepped foot at Supa Lodge in Naivasha.

Meru Senator Mithika Linturi’s lawyer George Wajackoyah has accused Marianne Kitany of luring Linturi to Sopa Lodge in a ploy orchestrated to take ownership of his property.

Wajackoyah contradicted an earlier statement made by another of Linturi’s lawyer, Muthomi Thiankolu, that the senator has never stepped foot at Supa Lodge in Naivasha.

“I have instructions that my client has never ever been to Sopa Lodge,” Muthomi had said in Morning.

Kitany, however, insisted that she was with Linturi at the said hotel when the impeachment motion he had tabled against the then-Devolution Cabinet Secretary, Anne Waiguru, in 2014 flopped.

“We were together at Sopa Lodge having quality time. We went back several times after that,” she told the court.

According to Thiankolu, Kitany’s relatives gave title deeds voluntarily to Linturi to charge them to the bank, an allegation which was denied by Kitany.

Kitany insists that the senator stole the said title deeds which were in her custody and forged their signatures.

“I will stick to the statement I made here that Linturi stole title deeds belonging to my relatives,” she told the court.

Kitany dodged several questions asked by Linturi’s lawyers and disowned some parts of an affidavit saying they were not hers.

According to Linturi’s lawyers, drinking mursik and eating miraa was not a symbol of marriage as Kitany told the court previously.

Muthomi claimed that the first step of Nandi customary marriage is for the man’s parents to visit the bride’s parents then participate in an engagement ceremony.

The third step, he said, if dowry negotiations are successful, is for the bride to bride to give her in-laws butter to apply on her forehead.