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Senator banned from ‘loitering’ near his Ivy League educated wife 

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Meru Senator Mithika Linturi and Marianne Kitany met, fell in love and got married quietly in the corridors of power. Kitany is the once powerful official in the office of the Deputy President.

But the union seems to have fallen apart five years later.

The dirt crawled out of the woodwork two weeks ago when Linturi was questioned by police after Kitany claimed her husband had threatened to kill her in a domestic brawl in their Runda home, Nairobi.

It is not clear what triggered the fight, but those aware of the case termed the reasons as serious, with Gigiri OCPD Richard Muguai saying although the Senator had not been arrested, there were issues between the couple that the police were “addressing”.

The chasm widened further on November 13, when Kitany sought and obtained restraining orders against her husband and exclusive occupation of the couple’s shared residence.

Further, Linturi has been barred from loitering near the home or areas that Kitany visits often. The restraining order stipulates that he can only contact his wife when permitted by court.

“The Senator is restrained from physically or sexually abusing or threatening to abuse the applicant, the applicant’s staff, their six children and any other person associated with the applicant,” Milimani Commercial Court senior resident magistrate Orenge ordered, adding that Kitany, on the other hand, can enter any of his residences in the company of an officer to collect her personal belongings.

How did this mature, power couple end up making war instead of love barely five years after tying the knot?

From our investigations, when Kitany started dating Linturi, she oversaw a complete makeover of the former Igembe South MP’s rural Amwamba village home on the Meru-Mikinduri-Maua highway.

She demolished the old houses and put up a magnificent new bungalow that is outstanding for its wide windows.

Linturi eventually moved from his Kileleshwa house to Kitany’s house in Runda. If indeed he who finds a wife finds a good thing, then Linturi had found a damn good thing!

The lovebirds formed Atticon Ltd, a construction company, and on March 2017, were awarded a Sh1.2 billion tender to construct three roads in Meru. Things couldn’t get any better.

READ ALSO:   Here’s the love poem Linturi composed for Kitany

According to our sources, the dark cloud hovering over their marriage is related to a business fallout and the death of Edith Kinanu, Linturi’s house help, in October.

The 28-year-old mother of two who hailed from Marega,Tigania East, had been their help for three years.

Kinanu died at Linturi’s rural home in Maua, Igembe South on October 5, 2018 following what her husband Wilson Mwiti termed as a short illness. She was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital around midnight due to high blood pressure.

But as their help lay dead, the couple were fighting over business and money. According to a statement to the police on October 30, Kitany claimed her differences with the senator arose after she discovered that the directorship of a firm in which she has interests had been changed and she wanted the senator and an assistant probed.

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Edith Kinanu, Linturi’s late house help

According to the information she gave detectives, a search at the Registrar of Companies on October 1 revealed that the firm in dispute had four directors, including Linturi.

However, by October 28, the directors had changed to only Linturi and the assistant who now had 1,100 shares, originally owned by the firm associated with Kitany. The firm owns three parcels of land worth millions of shillings in upmarket Nairobi suburbs.

“She (Kitany) told police that the three parcels of land had been charged to a local bank and that she was in the process of discharging them. She fears the senator may have wanted to have absolute control over the property,” a detective said.

Kitany has further written to the registrar of companies to reinstate the directors of the firm who were allegedly replaced.

According to sources, it is the business disagreement and their house helps’ death that inexplicably darkened their marriage and degenerated into the domestic fight, where Linturi is alleged to have drawn a pistol and threatened to shoot his wife.

Linturi, an insurance broker, was first elected a Kanu MP for Igembe South in 2007. His first wife was a teacher and daughter to a former Meru County Council chairman. He has also previously been in a relationship with a medical professional and a Somali woman.

READ ALSO:   Linturi asks court to throw out Marianne Kitany's divorce case

Kitany was the IT manager at Kenya Railways before joining the Ruto campaign secretariat prior to the March 4 elections. Before that, she worked in a similar position at the Energy Regulatory Commission and Hamilton Harrison & Mathews Advocates, as well as being a part-time lecturer at the Faculty of Information Technology at the Strathmore University.

Kitany studied at the Nairobi University and Columbia Business School, a business school of Columbia University in Manhattan, New York City. It is one of six Ivy League business schools, and is among the most reputable business schools in the world.

In March 2015, Kitany was accused of allegedly diverting Sh200 million to fund a campaign against then Devolution Cabinet secretary, Anne Waguru.

A report by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission tabled in the National Assembly and the Senate indicated that Kitany used Sh100 million from the Legislative and Inter-Governmental Relations Office to mobilise MPs for “the abortive campaign last July to impeach powerful Cabinet secretary Anne Waiguru”.

The claims had emanated from a confidential document forwarded to the anti-corruption agency by the Presidency on July 31, 2014.

The motion of impeachment sponsored by her husband Mithika Linturi, was later dropped after it was taken up by President Kenyatta and the Majority Leader in the National Assembly, Aden Duale.

The memo had also accused Kitany of irregularly spending another Sh100 million to renovate the Deputy President’s office.

“She has continuously purported to exercise powers and making decisions that are not related to the role of chief of staff. To this end, in flagrant breach and total disregard of laid-down government procedures, Kitany converted Sh100 million allocated to the Legislative and Inter Governmental Relations Office to a confidential vote for mobilisation of MPs,” the memo read.

The memo claimed that Kitany made the decision to renovate the office unilaterally.

“In the previous administration, the office complex seating the Deputy President was extensively renovated and refurbished by the then Prime Minister,” the memo continued.

READ ALSO:   Kitany: I have lost my father-in-law

“Despite this, the Chief of Staff to the Deputy President has orchestrated extensive and lavish renovations to the same office buildings. The degree of wanton opulence that these renovations have resulted in is a far cry from the government’s austerity programme and unjustifiable in terms of need or priority.”

The memo added that: “There is the lingering suspicion that the sum was heavily inflated.”

It is not the first time Kitany has found herself in the spot over corruption allegations.

The disgraced parliamentary Public Accounts Committee, then chaired by Budalang’i MP Ababu Namwamba also accused Kitany of being the chief architect in the scandal that saw the Deputy President’s office hire a private jet to fly him to various destinations in West and Central Africa at a cost of Sh100 million.

The PAC report also accused Kitany of attempting to cover up the scandal by transferring most of the employees involved in what came to be known as the “hustler’s jet” case.

Some United Republican Part (URP) politicians said Waiguru, who was on the team that created the new governance structure, awarded herself the plum Devolution position, giving her direct access to the President and considerable power across government.

Ruto is supposed to be the coordinator of government and worked through his chief of staff

Marianne Kitany who, according to multiple sources, wasn’t getting along with Waiguru.

The differences between Waiguru and Kitany date back to when both helped craft new governance structures.

Linturi said that contrary to the reports that he received over Sh100 million from the office of the Deputy President to withdraw the motion against Waiguru, the decision was reached upon consultation with legislators allied to the ruling coalition.

“It is very important that Kenyans understand that I withdrew the motion after we had discussed with my colleagues from the Jubilee Alliance,” Linturi said at the time.

“I have never been bribed or received any money for work not done,” he asserted.

Marianne Kitany

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  1. Edison

    August 22, 2019 at 8:21 pm

    The DCI and the ant-corruption agency should get ready to deal with these two thieves who have decided to wash their dirty linen In public. They have been plundering the public coffers all along and bragging with own money and fighting over it .Both Kitany and linturi have been embezzling public funds with help of the DP.

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Vehicle that plunged into Indian Ocean at dawn retrieved

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The vehicle that plunged into the Indian Ocean at dawn on Saturday has been retrieved.

John Mutinda, 46, is said to have sped off and dived into the Likoni Channel, ignoring calls by other passengers as well as ferry officials to slow down.

The body was retrieved earlier and taken to Coast General Hospital morgue.There are reports that he got into a fight with his wife, but the family has not issued a statement to that effect.

Mutinda, a father of two, stormed out of his house at 4.20am.He left behind a widow and twins.

It is still unclear why Mutinda would drive off the ramp in what looks like suicide.

The KFS statement on Mutinda’s death said, “A motorist driving a saloon car whose registration number plate has not yet been established right away after purchasing ticket drove off to the ramps with high speed to the ocean.”

The incident brings memories of the recent Likoni Ferry tragedy where Mariam Kighenda and her daughter Amanda Mutheu drowned on September 29.It took rescuers 13 days to retrieve the wreckage of their car from the seabed.

Mutinda’s incident was different as the car had only plunged 6m into the ocean, according to the Kenya Ferry Services.It took the Kenya Navy personnel four hours to retrieve the vehicle.

READ ALSO:   Papers showing I divorced my wife are forgeries, claims Linturi

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MP George Theuri buys TV sets for police, but constituents are not amused

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It looks like Embakasi West Member of Parliament George Theuri might not be getting into the good books of his constituents any time soon going by this latest move.

Theuri on Thursday distributed 32 inch television sets to all the 14 police posts in his Embakasi West constituency.

The lawmaker said that the initiative is part of The National Government Constituencies Development Fund (NG-CDF) project to equip all police posts and stations with computers, printers, photocopy machines and furniture.

“Getting ready to deliver TV sets in all our 14 police posts and stations within Embakasi west. This is part of our NGCDF project of equipping our stations with computers, printers, photocopying machines and furniture. Swag na usalama mtaani,” said an elated Theuri.

Residents of Embakasi West however, felt that the MP was directing his focus on the wrong area, and urged him to instead turn his attention to more pressing matters in the constituency fast.

For example, some of the constituents who reacted to the post singled out the poor state of roads and drainage systems bedeviling many of the estates that have seen pools of filthy water and mud hamper access to their homes.

But this is not the first time one of the projects being fronted by Theuri has irked residents instead of attracting praise.

READ ALSO:   MESSY DIVORCE: Kaitany says Linturi denied her conjugal rights –VIDEO

In 2017, residents expressed their outrage at the new lawmaker after he constructed a swimming pool at Umoja One Primary School using NGCDF cash in the neighbourhood facing perennial water shortage.

Here are some of the reactions his gesture to the men in uniform attracted:

“Missed placed priorities, I pity voters who wake up very early in the morning only to end up voting in clueless leadership. Very sad indeed,” said Weke Henry.

“Thanks mheshi but surely maji inatumaliza mama Lucy road na umoja 2 drainage hakuna kindly do something about it,” wrote Virginia Mwangi.

“Barabara ya Tena apo Rockfields to PCEA MHESH inakaa shamba, Do something,” commented Luke Kamau.

“Drainage in Innercore is pathetic,” stated Paul Owino.

“TV kwa station?” asked Khakabo Fredrick

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VIDEO: Kenya has Big Room for Economic Growth with More Diaspora involvement

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Kenya has Big Room for Economic Growth with More Diaspora involvement

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), there are over three million Kenyans living abroad and this number is continuously on the rise.

MFA correctly holds it that Diaspora possesses immense resources which can greatly contribute to the
transformation of our country as envisaged in the Kenya Vision 2030.

One of the forerunner organisations that has been championing for more Kenyan Diaspora involvement is the Kenya Diaspora Alliance.

This alliance has been lobbying with government, partnering with the private sector and bringing the Diaspora together in various forums.

Such forum pumps energy to all those who believe in Diaspora power, talents, skills and resources.

Speaking during the recent Kenya Diaspora Alliance event at Laico Regency Hotel, George Wachiuri of Optiven applauded KDA, recognizing the need to support diaspora in terms of hiring skills and helping those who want to relocate back to the motherland.

He also asked Kenyan consulate offices to give Kenyans out there full support on their various immigration needs.

He observed that Kenyans living in the diaspora have a big desire to invest back home. They face a myriad of challenges including, inefficient systems, lack of mentorship and lack of the right people to partner with. Optiven Group has been the number one supporter of Kenyans living abroad in mentorship, job creation, lobbying and fostering business partnerships.

READ ALSO:   Here’s the love poem Linturi composed for Kitany

George Wachiuri enumerated how Optiven has been sponsoring many events in the USA, EU, UK, Europe, UAE and African countries. “This is one way of give back and to appreciate those who support the Optiven vision of economically and socially empowering and transforming the society,” said Mr Wachiuri

He emphasized that Optiven involve Diaspora in offering them infrastructure, building & supply of building materials contracts, mentoring those coming back and offering senior jobs.

During the event, Dr. Shem emphasized that diaspora plays a key role to the Kenyan economy and he requested the government to give Diaspora tax incentives by working with various governments to avoid double taxation.

He also invited all Diaspora to a big Event of Diaspora home coming at Ole Sereni

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