Thursday August 29, 2019-Marianne Kitany, the estranged wife of Meru Senator Mithika Linturi, broke into a smile during a court proceeding on Wednesday as the divorce case pitting her against the legislator resumed.

A wide grin played on her lips as pictures of their alleged traditional wedding were shown in court for the first time, forcing the lawyer who was asking her questions to enquire why she broke into a smile.

"Why are you smiling?" the lawyer posed.

She explained that the reason why she smiled is that she recalled what had been said to her about the bundle of Miraa, a stimulant that had been given to her.

"It is because of what I had been told about the Miraa as I was given the bunch. So I think when we get to the bunch I should be able to explain," she explained.

She went on to explain that she had been asked to hand over the bunch of Miraa to her uncle who would then ask whether the Miraa was to be eaten or not according to the customs of the Ameru.

Kitany was then asked to pay close attention to the way the bunch was being turned.

The pictures shown to the court were meant to prove that the two were married in a traditional ceremony in accordance with the customs and traditions of the Ameru community.


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