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‘I was exposed to STDs’ Linturi’s wife Keitany says in divorce papers



Meru senator Mithika Linturi and his wife Marianne Keitany met, fell in love and got married quietly in the corridors of power.

However, the lovebirds-turned-bitter enemies are headed for a nasty split after Kitany formally filed for divorce.

Keitany, a former powerful Chief of Staff at the Office of the Deputy President William Ruto wants their union dissolved for cruelty, neglect, infidelity and desertion.

According to the divorce papers filed at the Chief Magistrate’s Court at Meru, the two were married in a customary marriage under Meru and Nandi customary law on 16th April 2006 at Kapchemosin village, Nandi County.

They thereafter on the 23rd to 26th December 2016 solemnized their union by way of customary marriage under Meru Customary law.

However, in the high-profile divorce suit, Keitany accuses Linturi of among other things failing to provide her with any or at all emotional support, love, affection and care.

He is also not buying Keitany and her children food.

Linturi has instead lost all family values and has transferred his love and affection from her to other women, Kitany says in the court documents supporting her divorce plea.

In divorce papers filed at the Chief Magistrate’s court at Meru, Keitany wants their marriage dissolved because it has “irretrievably broken down, untenable and unsustainable.”

In a certificate of urgency, Keitany’s is seeking preservation orders restraining Linturi of depriving her of property rights in their multi-million estate.

She wants the court to declare that she is entitled to 50% of the shares and assets held by Linturi in Atticon as provided by the Matrimonial properties Act, 2013.

Among the properties she wants preserved include listed matrimonial homes which are registered in Linturi’s name and or on his behalf are owned jointly with her or are held beneficially and in trust for her.

The properties include their palatial matrimonial Runda House at Mae Ridge Country Villas and another one at Maua, Meru.

Others are six plum plots located at Kuputiei North within Kitengela, Kajiado county and two high-end vehicles Range rover and Toyota Lexus.

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He also wants a share of the properties owned by Linturi’s other companies: Litany Investments Limited, Arc Business Solutions Ltd, Arkchoice Insurance brokers Limited, Arkchoice pharmaceuticals, Arkgroup Limited and Fancy solutions Limited.

Alternatively, she wants a declaration that the she is entitled to the very least, an equal share either in kind or cash to the proceeds of the sale/transfer of the said properties.

She argues that he properties set out above were acquired and developed by the joint efforts of Linturi and her during the course of their marriage.

She says that her contribution was in the nature of direct monetary contribution in their acquisition, construction, development of the same and non-monetary contribution including, child care, companionship, management of the matrimonial home, management of the family businesses and properties.

“That our union consists of a blended marriage (consisting of children from previous unions) to which I and the Respondent entered into the marriage with three issues [children]each,” she says in her sworn affidavit.

According to Keitany, before they formalized their customary marriage, they cohabited as husband and wife on or around June 2014 and resided at her rented house in Kileleshwa.

They then agreed to purchase and develop their own matrimonial place by building on a piece of plot that they had purchased in Runda and put up a palatial home valued at Sh115 million.

She adds that they also agreed to develop another matrimonial place at Amwamba, Meru County by reconstructing the house and building new premises that would host our guests including his constituents and other political figureheads and leaders.

The Meru home cost Sh44 million, according to her.

Keitany admits that Linturi requested her to stop pursuing reinstatement or otherwise in government after her position as Chief of Staff was declared redundant in the office of the Deputy President.

She says they agreed to that so that she could concentrate on managing their matrimonial homes including their construction and development, the farms, supervision of the companies and related properties as the senator pursued his political career.

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“That as our marriage prospered so did our fortunes increase,” she says.

“I stand to suffer irreparable harm and loss if I am evicted from our matrimonial homes to which I have developed the same at great expense and having established in the process a great emotional attachment for me and our children most particularly regarding our matrimonial homes and other assets acquired during dependency of our marriage,” she adds.

On Wednesday a group of youths stormed their Runda home and threatened to evict Keitany despite a court order barring any attempts to throw her out of the home.

The order dated October 21 also bars Linturi from sexually or physically abusing Keitany. He was also warned not to set foot at the Runda home except in the company of an officer to pick his belonging.

In court through her lawyers Kihang’a & company advocates, Keitany says Linturi has exhibited to and treated her with extreme cruelty and willful emotional, physical and psychological neglect.

In one of the high-profile divorce cases that would be closely watched, Keitany – an ex-aide to Deputy President William Ruto – accuses the politician of threatening to shoot her on several occasions at their matrimonial home.

“The respondent has totally abdicated all his responsibilities to his family as a husband and the respondent is a man of ungoverned temper, irresponsible behavior and outburst of rage. I have on several occasions made effort to reconcile our differences including inviting our family members, close relatives and friends to no avail,” avers Kitany in her affidavit.

To demonstrate the senator’s cruelty, Keitany says on several occasions, Linturi would snatch and smash her mobile phone in rage leaving thereby cutting off communication.

She says her husband has deserted the marriage and doesn’t care about her emotional and psychological needs.

Tabling evidence of Linturi’s infidelity, Keitany says in her papers that the senator has become exremely untrustworthy and lives a very secretive life which always caused great tension in the marriage and the family.

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She accuses her husband of having illicit affairs with other women outside the wedlock as well as having another family elsewhere.

“I have now learnt he married sometimes early 2018 and is currently cohabiting with another woman,’ she says adding that she is currently on daily medication for depression and psychotherapy as a result.

She adds, “the respondent [Linturi] has been adulterous during the subsistence of the marriage and he has an issue [child] who is currently four years old with another woman born during our marriage.”

According to Keitany, Linturi has failed to show concern or empathy to her emotional needs for love and companionship and in effect denying the Petitioner his marital rights to companionship.

“The respondent [ Linturi] has denied the Petitioner her conjugal rights causing mental anguish and torture as well as humiliating the Petitioner,” says Keitany through her lawyer in the court suit.

In her material evidence before court, Keitany says Linturi is a habitual deserter of the matrimonial home and in fact did so on or about five times each ranging from about two weeks to six months.

“One notably I found him checked in and booked at 14 Riverside Drive, Dusit and another time at Safari Park hotel where he had stayed for close to two weeks. Most recently he has been gone for six months without informing me,” she says.

Further, Keitany says the senator is constantly communicating with other women including exchanging nudity, vulgar and pornographic images and videos thus causing her immense mental anguish.

“I had on several occasions been exposed to venereal diseases and STD’s of various kinds and when I confronted him to accompany me for treatment he threatened me with death,” she said.

She argues that Linturi had been coming home at the wee hours of the night between 11pm and 4am in the morning and turned hostile and irrational when questioned even while she was aware that he was not at his place of work.

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Amina Abdi: Bribery made me quit music



Media personality Amina Abdi Rabar has revealed that she quit doing music because of rampant bribing she experienced in the Kenyan music industry.

Before joining the media, Amina’s first love was music. She gave a glimpse of her singing talent with songs such as On Me, featuring Jay A, and Swag, featuring Octopizzo.


However, Amina, who hosts the weekly show The Trend on NTV, would quit music almost immediately to fully concentrate on building a career in the media as well as establish herself as one of the most sought after emcees in the country.

But why exactly did she dump the recording booth?

“It was the bribing you had to do and because I was on radio and no one was paying me to play any of the music. I didn’t expect that. It really caught me by surprise,” Amina said in a conversation with Vybz Yaard.

But that wasn’t all. Making music also proved to be very expensive for her.


“There was lack of support and then it was very difficult to get started. They say there is a certain video type of quality that can be played on air. A good quality video, how much is it? By that time when I was releasing Paint Town Red I was told 300K and I’m making sijui 15K. It was really hard and TV and radio was picking up. I could see the potential it had, so that’s what I focused on,” said Amina, who is also presenter at Capital FM.

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Amina however says she will soon make a comeback to music after almost a decade of silence.

But this time round, she says, she will be doing music only as a hobby with the media remaining her core hustle.

Amina started her media career at Homeboyz Radio where she met her husband DJ John Rabar, one of the station’s founders.


The bubbly presenter, who is also a notable influencer, says besides being self-driven, her husband Rabar is the one who constantly challenges her to work even harder.

“My partner also pushes me, my husband works very hard. He is extremely ambitious and really pushes me to work harder. He never allows me to take breaks. If you have someone like that who you live with, who is always working, anakuaga na zile za wewe una do nini? So pia wewe unajipata unafanya vitu,” she said.

HBR radio owner DJ John and his wife Amina Abdi

Amina and Rabar have a son and hinted they may never make any more babies.

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Plane capacities will not be reduced for social distancing, Transport CS says



Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia has said airline capacity will not be reduced to observe social distancing rules once domestic and international flights resume.

The CS made the announcement while outlining the protocols the ministry has come up with to curb the spread of Covid-19 in the country during a press briefing on Wednesday at Transcom House in Nairobi.


This comes at a time the country is preparing to open its airspace for domestic and international flights in the next few weeks.

Macharia said airlines will not have to drastically reduce the number of passengers for them to fly, adding that if they carry less than 75 per cent in their flights, they would incur losses.

He said this will help in revamping the tourism sector, which has taken a hit since the pandemic struck the country in March this year.

“The passengers must go with Covid-19 free certificate. I would expect that if you are flying out, it would be prudent for you to be tested because you may not be allowed into other countries,” he said.

The CS also said an exception would be made for passengers who have to catch a late-night flight.

“If you are flying at night and you show the boarding pass/ticket, you will be allowed to go to the airport with your driver,” he said.

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The CS, however, discouraged travellers from having many people escorting them to the airport.

In May, Kenya Airways Chief Executive Officer Allan Kilavuka said the price of air tickets will most likely be hiked if the government allows the national carrier to resume flights.

He indicated that air travel would completely change as every country comes up with new plans and policies to be adapted post coronavirus.

He noted that 55 to 65 per cent of people travel for leisure, which means between May and December airlines are missing out on this big business and income.

“Travel is not going to be cheap. 55-65 per cent of people travel for leisure. Therefore we are going to lose 51-76 per cent of our market between now and December as business travellers are the ones that are going to travel first,” Kilavuka said.


The KQ boss noted that among other measures wearing of masks will be mandatory for passengers and crew while airport staff will be required to wear protective gear.

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday announced that all international flights shall resume from August 1.

The President also announced the resumption of local flights from July 15 under strict guidelines in the country’s planned phased reopening.

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The move comes after three months of suspension of all travels in and out of the country.

The global aviation industry has been massively affected by the coronavirus pandemic with most countries having suspended international flights.

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Tony Kwalanda lands new job weeks after K24 firing




Witty sports journalist Tony Kwalanda has landed a new job barely a month after being fired by K24 TV.

Through his Twitter page, Kwalanda revealed that he will now be working at Red Cross owned TV station, Switch TV.

Through his tweet, the journalist announced his new blessing in one of the wittiest ways.

”Tony Kwalanda is switchING to which TV station?” he tweeted.

However, it is not yet clear which show Kwalanda will be hosting at Switch TV.

Kwalanda joins Switch TV barely a month after he was shown the door at K24 where he was working as a sports news anchor.

He is among over 100 journalists who were mercilessly fired from K24 over alleged redundancy.

While most of the affected employees chose to start their private ventures, some like Kwalanda were lucky enough to find new jobs.

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