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Marianne Kitany's mother drops bombshell in court during daughter's divorce hearing with Linturi

Mother says it all

Senator Mithika Linturi and Marianne Kitany

Marianne Kitany's mother told the court that she and other family members had interrogated Meru Senator Mithika Linturi before accepting the dowry price from his family.

Rodah Chepkoech Kitany told the court that Linturi had been questioned over his commitment and love to their daughter when he went to pay her dowry.

According to Ms Chepkoech, Linturi had performed the dowry rites as per custom in the company of 19 people.

On March 26, Linturi arrived at my home accompanied by 19 people. They brought with them njahi, ndengu and yams, foods which were foreign to us,” Chepkoech stated.

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I can confirm that Linturi and his people came to my home. They decided which people, from their end, would be allowed to take part in the dowry negotiations. From our end, we settled on six people. The dowry negotiations took place in my living room," she added.

Dowry negotiation

Ms Chepkoech told the court that her aunt, brother-in-law and the area MCA were among the people who took part in the dowry negotiation process from her family.

She dropped a bombshell in court when she told the judge that she remembers the attire that the Meru senator had worn on the dowry negotiation day.

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I even remember the clothes Linturi wore on that day – a checkered shirt and a purple pair of trousers," Kitany's mother said.

To further prove that her daughter was married to Senator Linturi, Ms Chepkoech told the court that in during the 2016 Christmas holiday she visited Meru and met the Senator's father.

I went to Meru and met Linturi’s father during the 2016 Christmas holiday,” said Chepkoech, adding: “I went there in my capacity as an in-law," Ms Chepkoech said.

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