A tragic twist has rocked court hearings of the divorce case between Marianne Kitany and Meru Senator Mithika Linturi following a death in the family.
Marianne Kitany asks to stop divorce proceedings following death of her father-in-law
Tragic twist in Linturi versus Kitany divorce case
The court on Tuesday heard that the Senator's father had passed away on Monday night in what the family suspects to have been severe shock.
According to Kitany's lawyers, the elder Linturi was disturbed after finding out that his son had been involved in a major breach of the Ameru customs.
The old man allegedly found out that a "girl from a foreign community" had built his son a house, an occurrence that is shunned upon by the community.
The revelation came up during a testimony given by Marianne where she claimed that she had provided the funds to build the Senator's home in Meru.
Through his lawyers, Linturi denied the claim terming it as an outright lie. The lawyers further stated that it is unfortunate that the old man may have died due to the effects of Kitany's testimony.
The case should go ahead - Senator Mithika Linturi
Ms Kitany asked the court to halt the proceedings to allow the family time to mourn.
Linturi, however, told the court that he was willing to proceed with the case despite his father's death, arguing that there was no reason to delay the proceedings.
The judge will deliver a ruling on Kitany's adjournment request on Tuesday September 10, 2019.
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