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Police hunt for presidential aspirant Mukhisa Kituyi over woman assault claim




Mombasa detectives are searching for presidential aspirant and former United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Secretary General Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi over alleged assault after he failed to turn up at the Directorate of Criminal investigations (DCI) officers in Nyali

Mr Kituyi was required to record a statement concerning alleged assault by a woman.

According to People Daily newspapers, Coast Region Police Commander Paul Ndambuki said detectives had launched a manhunt for the former Trade Minister after he defied summons to appear before them last Thursday.

“He seems to be elusive and the next course of action is to send detectives from where the complaint was lodged to liaise with detectives in Nairobi or any other location where he will be found to enable us record his statement and prefer relevant charges against him,” he said.

“We cannot continue holding the file since the matter is still active and the complainant is still ready to pursue the matter before a court of law. We will have the file forwarded to the office of the DPP to enable us seek a warrant of arrest for the suspect and further directions,” said Ndambuki.

On Thursday last week, the Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai issued summons to Kituyi following an exclusive story published in People Daily newspapers.

Diana Opemi Lutta had lodged her complaint at Nyali Police Station accusing the politician of assaulting her within Tamarind Hotel after she allegedly declined his sexual advances.

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