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Senator and entranged wife air their dirty linen in public with explosive details into their 'marriage'

Dirty linen

Marriage woes

Meru Senator Mithika Linturi and his estranged wife Maryanne Kitany are battling over the control of assets valued at Ksh762 million.

According to Senator Linturi, he was never married Kitany since he has been in a monogamous marriage with Mercy Kaimenyi Mithika since April 8, 2000.

In an affidavit filed at Milimani Law court, Linturi maintained that Kitany's application was a "vicious and fraudulent scheme to deprive me of my rights, interests, and ownership of the company Atticon Limited and other properties."



Senator Linturi further claimed that Kitany was in a monogamous marriage with her ex-husband up to and including January 3, 2016.

Legally, Senator Linturi argued that he was incapable of entering into marriage with Kitany in 2015 as alleged in her affidavit as she was married.

Linturi says he purchased the Runda plot, L. R. No. 7785/1324, without help from Kitany, tabling documents to prove the money used to buy the land came from his account.


This is, however, disputed by Kitany in her affidavit, who claimed she developed the property by financing and supervising construction and renovation at Linturi's rural home in 2010.


The Meru Senator stated that he first met the applicant “in mid- 2013, while she was working at the Office of the Deputy President.

Although Kitany has maintained that they have been married for the last five years, Linturi differs, saying she moved to his house in December 2017 as a guest.

Linturi further stated that he granted Kitany’s request to temporarily establish a personal office in one of the rooms at his Atticon Limited company office but she took advantage without his knowledge.


According to Linturi, Kitany somehow managed to access the company’s registration, business and other critical documents and offered directorship to four people who worked there.


He further states that the new directors who were added to his company were Kitany’s daughter, son, mother, brother, sister and her sister’s husband, all who are indicated in the forged minutes as having attended the meeting of 28th April 2017.

The Registrar of Companies has since written to all parties concerned, communicating the reversal of the changes that Kitany and her proxies had made on the shareholding and directorship of Atticon in May 2017.


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