Linturi barred from abusing, stalking wife at Runda home

Meru Senator Mithika Linturi speaks outside Meru High Court on February 20, 2018. /GERALD MUTETHIA
Meru Senator Mithika Linturi speaks outside Meru High Court on February 20, 2018. /GERALD MUTETHIA

Meru Senator Mithika Linturi is embroiled in a feud with his estranged wife Maryanne Keitany over their matrimonial home in Runda.

Yesterday a court further ordered him to stay away and not to sexually harass or threaten her.

Keitany is the former chief of staff in Deputy President William Ruto’s office. She is now a business woman.

Last month Keitany obtained temporary orders allowing her to access their home after she claimed she had been thrown out.

Senior resident magistrate K.I. Orenge had issued several orders last month against the senator, barring him from the home.

The court gave Keitany the right to exclusive occupation of their Runda residence and use of associated facilities. Linturi is barred pending outcome of the case.

According to the additional order obtained yesterday by Keitany, Linturi has also been barred from making any contact with her, by telephone or any other way unless permitted by the court.

Read:

NO RITUAL ABUSE

“Restraining the respondent from watching, loitering near or preventing or hindering access to and from the shared residence, Keitany’s office, or places that she visits often,” the court ordered.

The senator was also prohibited from engaging in any cultural or customary rites or practices that abuse Keitany. Linturi was barred from physically or sexually abusing or threatening to abuse his wife, the staff, their six children and anyone associated with her.

The court barred Linturi from damaging property and intimidating, harassing and stalking her.

“Restrain Linturi from engaging in any behavior which amounts to emotional, verbal or psychological abuse of his wife,” the order reads.

The commercial court also restrained the politician from engaging or threatening to engage in economic abuse of Keitany.

He was directed to allow his wife to enter their other homes with an enforcement officer so she can collect personal belongings.