Activist wants body of Sen. Linturi’s former employee exhumed for postmortem

Meru Senator Mithika Linturi. Photo/Courtesy

An activist wants the court to issue an order to exhume the body of a lady who died under mysterious circumstances in Senator Mithika Linturi’s home.

In his petition, Michael Makarena wants the circumstances that led to the death of Edith Kananu ascertained.

Through lawyer Danstan Omari, Makarena also wants the death of Linturi’s former business partner Stanely Maore Mugwika investigated.

In addition, the petitioner wants the academic qualifications of Linturi investigated. It is alleged that his higher education qualifications are forged.

Omari said Linturi was and is still the prime suspect in the deaths of Kananu and Maore.

“Linturi redacted some of the words sent to him via sms by his former partner’s wife about his death,” said Omari.

He added that Kananu was buried without a postmortem being done hence the order to exume her remains.

Matters investigated


In an affidavit sworn by DCI’s Chief Inspector Maurice Amwai, he denied allegations by Linturi that the said matters have been investigated and closed.

He added that Linturi being a lawyer and her employer, he should have insisted that a postmortem be conducted to establish the cause of her death.

“There are no medical records to show the history of the late Edith Kananu indicating that she needed special care and medical attention before her death,” officer Amwai added.

It is alleged that Linturi intimidated and black-mailed Kananu’s next of kin and persuaded them to bury her without a postmortem.

Before Maore’s death, it is alleged that the two were not in good terms and had parted ways.

Linturi allegedly reported at Central Police Station on 26th May 2006 that Maore had stormed his office armed with a firearm and carted away important files.

According to the officer, Maore had implicating evidence against Senator Linturi in all outstanding cases against him.