Linturi Vs Kitany: Tales of cheating, death threats and stolen title deeds
The messy divorce pitting Meru Senator Mithika Linturi and his estranged wife Maryanne Kitany took to another level on Wednesday as Kitany aired infidelity, theft and forgery allegations in court.
In her testimony, Kitany told court how the Meru Senator traveled to the United States of America, took titles belonging to her relatives only to come back home to take loans with them they are paying for to this day.
“When I asked him he decided to run away and stay in Meru… In July 2018 I decided that I involve my parents,” narrated Kitany.
The court heard how the parents came in and made contact with Linturi who was in Rwanda then.
When the agreed date of the meeting came, the court heard, Linturi was questioned about the said property and bank loans.
He committed to giving back the title deeds, something the court was told has not happened to date.
“At one time, he threatened that he would kill me because of bringing up the issues of forgeries and spoiling his career. I decided to report the matter to the police,” said Kitany.
The once rosy relationship turned rocky in December 2017 after Kitany held suspicions of Linturi’s infidelity.
“…Initially it was cheating and just like other women I would sneak into his phone. I became suspicious of his moves because he would come home later, doesn’t want to give me my conjugal rights and he would be quarreling,” said Kitany.
Kitany told court that following the incidents, she decided to go through his phone only to find images of women half naked and pornography.
“We called our friends and he decided to change,” she said.
Kitany later told court that the marriage continued to be rocky, she obtained orders and served Linturi when he came home.
“In the process of filing the divorce, a mutual friend informed me that Linturi wanted was planning to evict us from the house and therefore I sought for court protection,” said Kitany.
“On that day, he went to their Runda home and reported that there are terrorists in that house. But the people in the house were my children, a sick relative and my uncle…,” Kitany said.
The court heard how after the police arrived, they ordered the people out but later apologized and showed Linturi the court orders barring him from the Runda home.