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Wednesday, August 21, 2019- Former Chief of Staff in Deputy President William Ruto’s office, Marianne Kitany, has dragged the DP’s name into her messy divorce case against Meru Senator, Mithika Linturi.

While giving her testimony on Tuesday at the Milimani courts, Kitany said that initially her relationship with Ruto was mainly professional but things changed after the DP failed to convince Linturi to drop an impeachment motion against then Devolution CS Anne Waiguru.

Linturi had been seeking the removal of Waiguru from office for transferring former NYS Director Kiplimo Rugut from the agency.


According to Kitany, the DP was so concerned about Linturi’s plan to impeach Waiguru that he requested for her assistance to persuade the legislator, whom she was dating then, to shelf his plans.

That is when she hatched a plan to take Linturi to Naivasha for a romantic escaped and the motion died on a technicality after Linturi failed to show up for the mention of the motion in Parliament thereby saving Waiguru.

I, therefore, embarked on that mission as ordered by the DP…When the impeachment motion was first tabled in Parliament, Linturi and I were at Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge having a good time. At that time, he had already won my heart,” she told the court.

Kitany said the decision to take Linturi to Naivasha was a well-calculated move that was planned by a team from the Deputy Presidents office.

Linturi, who was present in court during the proceedings, has denied ever marrying Kitany but the latter insists they planned, actualised and attended a wedding ceremony at the Senator’s home in Meru.

Ms Kitany has been trying to prove her marriage to Linturi after the Meru Senator denied being married to her, describing her as a visitor in his home.

The Kenyan DAILY POST.
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