Testimony in Linturi's divorce case to be heard in private after Kitany revealed sensitive details

Details that should not be heard by the public

Senator Mithika Linturi and Marianne Kitany

Magistrate Peter Gesora on Wednesday directed that a testimony in Senator Mithika Linturi's divorce case will be heard in private.

The ruling came after the Senator's wife, Maryanne Kitany, who filed the divorce suit claimed that Linturi had attempted to poison her.

Kitany claimed that the Senator hired a woman to put poison in her food and she still fears for her life.

She told the court that the woman personally approached her and told her the instructions she had been given by the Senator.

Kitany appeared at the Milimani Law Courts on Wednesday where she also revealed how she came to discover that Linturi was having extra-marital affairs.

Linturi denied me my conjugal rights - Maryanne Kitany

"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," she stated.

She added that when she looked through his phone, she found a pornographic clip that was sent to him by a woman. She concluded that the woman was one of the women he was having an affair with.

Kitany also claims that Linturi also attempted to alter property documents that belong to her.

"When I asked him he decided to run away and stay in Meru… In July 2018 I decided that I involve my parents.

"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," she told the court.

The judge, however, noted that the rest of the proceedings will remain in the public eye because both parties agreed to the arrangement.

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