NOT EASY TO DUMP: THE NINE LIVES OF MERU SENATOR’S “WIFE”

In December 18, on expiry of a court order, Meru Senator Mithika Linturi stormed his Runda home with youth who ejected embattled wife Kitany from the house.

 But on January 8, a court barred Linturi from accessing the home until a divorce petition filed by Kitany is heard and determined.

I bought this single-handedly

In court papers, Linturi says he purchased the Runda plot, L. R. No. 7785/1324, without help from Kitany, tabling documents to prove the money used to buy the land came from his account and that he has been paying a bank loan to this effect.

While Kitany, in her affidavit, claims she ‘developed’ the property by financing and supervising construction and renovation a property in Linturi’s rural home in 2010, Linturi disagrees with the claims.

I met her recently

Instead, he states that he first met the applicant “in mid- 2013, while she was working at the Office of the Deputy President, in the course of my official engagements with the office of the Deputy President.”

Kitany, in her affidavit, states that they have been married for five years, but Linturi differs, saying he first met her in November 2015, and she only moved into his house as a guest in December 2017.

Micromanaging everybody

Linturi further states that he granted Kitany’s request to temporarily establish a personal office in one of the rooms at his Atticon Limited company office, but that unknown to him, she took advantage of his co-director’s maternity leave and his absence to harass staff and meddle in the affairs of Atticon, somehow managing to access the company’s registration, business and other critical documents.

Dishonest approach

Linturi states that even though Kitany worked from his office, he later came to realize that in April 2017, “she fraudulently and dishonestly approached Douglas Kailanya, Dorothy Chepkrui, Billy Odero Onyango and Joseph Gitonga M’Limbine M’Aciuru and others purporting to offer them directorships in my company Atticon Limited, a company I registered in March 2007.

Attached is a copy of the forged extract of minutes of a purported meeting of the board of directors of Atticon dated 28th April 2018, which I retrieved from the registry of companies.

Emily Nkirote Buantai and I are the bona fide co-shareholders and co-directors of Atticon as can be confirmed from the company’s registry.”

She added her family as directors

He further states that the new directors who were added to his company were Kitany’s daughter, son, mother, brother, sister and her sister’s husband, all who are indicated in the forged minutes as having attended the meeting of 28th April 2017.

The Registrar of Companies wrote to all parties concerned, communicating the reversal of the changes that Kitany and her proxies had made on the shareholding and directorship of Atticon in May 2017.

Claims she owns the company

But in her affidavit, when she sued Linturi, Kitany claims it is Linturi who is trying to push her out of Atticon Limited, a company she owns with her family members. 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.

But Linturi responded by presenting to court copies of letters and affidavits by Douglas Kailanya and Joseph Gitonga M’Limbine M’Aciuru saying they were tricked into joining Atticon as directors by Kitany.

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