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Papers showing I divorced my wife are forgeries, claims Linturi

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Meru Senator Mithika Linturi says documents presented in court by Ms Marianne Kitany, a former chief of staff at Deputy President William Ruto’s office, showing he had divorced his wife Mercy Kaimenyi are forgeries.

In a case to be heard today, Mr Linturi says he is still married to Ms Kaimenyi.

He has attached certificates to show he married Ms Kaimenyi on April 8, 2000, at Tigania Catholic Parish in Meru when he was only aged 31, and was in insurance business, while she was a teacher.

A January 10 letter by the Deputy Registrar of the Family Division of the High Court, Ms C. Kendagor, says a divorce cause quoted by Ms Kitany, showing that Mr Linturi and Ms Kaimenyi had parted ways, refers to another matter and not between Franklin Mithika and Mercy Kaimenyi.

Married to one woman

The letter was a response to a request by Mr Linturi through his lawyer Muthomi Thiankolu, to determine the genuineness of the divorce petition filed in Meru court.

The senator has maintained that he is only married to one woman and not Ms Kitany.

“I am in a monogamous relationship with only one woman who is not Kitany,” he says.

Last week, Justice John Onyiego restrained the senator from evicting Ms Kitany from their Runda home in Nairobi and ordered the preservation of properties jointly owned by the two, pending the determination of a case she has filed.

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Mr Linturi has filed a case on the matter in Meru, while Ms Kitany

has filed divorce proceedings at the Family Division of the High Court in Nairobi, a property dispute involving two companies — Atticon Limited and Baron Estates Ltd — and a case before a magistrate seeking the court’s protection after she was kicked out of the Runda home.

Justice Onyiego barred Mr Linturi from interfering with Ms Kitany in Runda, pending the hearing of the case.

Among the properties the court ordered preserved are the Runda home, two vehicles, cash in several bank accounts and parcels of land in Kajiado.

Justice Onyiego said the eviction of Ms Kitany from Runda on December 19 was unlawful and meant to defeat the outcome of the case.

The judge said Ms Kitany was not an ordinary visitor as claimed because the court had established that her belongings were in the house and she had access to the rooms.

Mr Linturi evicted Ms Kitany and hired private security officers to block her from re-entering the home, but the court ordered that they be removed and that both make joint arrangements for security for the premises.

Ms Kitany has maintained that she is married to Mr Linturi under Meru customary law.

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Her lawyer, Danstan Omari, explained that they agreed to buy Mae Ridge Country Villa in 2015 and that she took part in the construction of the home and another in Meru.

Mr Omari claimed that it was Mr Linturi who persuaded her not to look for another job after the government dismissed her and that they agreed that she become the manager in charge of their family businesses in several companies.

A court had earlier allowed Ms Kitany back to the Runda home, pending the hearing of the case.

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Why Amos Wako was banned from setting foot on US Soil

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The US has banned Busia Senator Amos Wako, his wife Flora Ngaira and son Julius from entering the country and doing business with it over corruption allegations while he was attorney-general.

In a statement, US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo also banned Mr Wako’s wife Flora Ngaira, and son, Julius Wako.

This means that Mr Wako, wife and son will not be allowed to visit America or transact any business in that country with companies affiliated to Americans.

“Today (Monday), the Department designates former Kenyan Attorney General Amos Sitswila Wako due to his involvement in significant corruption,” said the statement that was released on Monday evening.

Mr Pompeo said the designation was made under Section 7031(c) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and related programs appropriations Act, 2019 (Div. F, P.L. 116-6), as carried forward by the continuing appropriations Act, 2020 (Div. A, P.L. 116-59).

Section 7031(c) provides that, in cases where the Secretary of State has credible information that officials of foreign governments have been involved in significant corruption, those individuals and their immediate family members are ineligible for entry into the United States.

The law also requires the Secretary of State to publicly or privately designate such officials and their immediate family members.

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“Today’s action sends a strong signal that the United States is a valuable partner in Kenya’s fight against corruption.  Economic prosperity for all Kenyans is only possible by defeating the scourge of corruption, which also requires a functional, fair, and transparent criminal justice system,” said Mr Pompeo

He added that the United States will continue to stand with all Kenyans as they strive to curb and punish corruption in Kenya.

Mr Wako may still be allowed onto US soil if he visits as a member of the Kenyan delegation to the UN meetings or if the UN invites him, even though his movement could be restricted.

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Standard Group journalist’s daughter scores 439 marks to top in KCPE

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Standard Group journalist Jonathan Komen’s daughter, June Cheptoo Koech, is the second-best overall student in the 2019 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE).

June scored 439 marks out of 500 marks and was among the three candidates; Flavian Koech and Sean Michael who tied in the second position nationally. The top student this year, Michael Munyiri, scored 440 marks.

Reacting to the news, her father Komen, who has been christened The Lion by colleagues in the newsroom, said that in Cheptoo, a real lioness had been born.“They call me the lion in the newsroom, well, today I want to announce that a real lioness has been found,” said Komen.

Cheptoo sat her examination at Sangalo Central Primary in Nandi County, a public school.

Speaking to Standard Digital on phone, Komen described her daughter as an avid reader with a cool head, adding that her performance did not surprise the family having scored 446 marks in the final mock examinations.

Komen, a household name among sports journalists in the country courtesy of his nice sports stories has made the headlines, not because of an eye-catching story, but because his daughter is among the best in the country this year.

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Embakasi West MP George Theuri in mourning

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Embakasi West Member of Parliament George Theuri is mourning the death of his father Mzee Theuri.

Mzee Theuri passed on Monday morning.

The MP took to his social media accounts to mourn the death of his father.

“My family mourn, I can’t believe Dad you are gone; RIP Dad I celebrate you, my hero. I may try to look strong on the outside, but I am so broken,” Theuri wrote on Facebook.

His followers took the opportunity to send in their messages of condolences to the legislator.

“God gives and he takes. May he rest well,” Hon Simon Mbugua posted.

“May God comfort you and your family and may he RIP. I am sure the way you treated him per your other posts on here made his last days on earth really bright,” Grace Preety Wa Wachira commented.

“Pole sana Mheshimiwa, may God give you the strength you need at this difficult moment,” Catherine Mukunyi wrote.

“Sincere condolences bwana mheshimiwa may his soul rest in peace. It is well,” Ednah Kamau said.

“My sincere condolences to you and your family may God comfort you,” commented Berniece Mugoh.

“So sorry for the loss. May God give you and the entire family strength, peace, and grace that surpasses human understanding during this difficult time,” posted Eunice Wanjiru.

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“My condolences to you and your family. May the Lord comfort you as only he can. May he rest in peace,” Salome Thuo mentioned.

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