Senator Linturi, Kitany’s divorce case to be heard in Nairobi


He divorce case of Meru senator Franklin Mithika Linturi and his estranged wife Maryanne Kitany will now be heard in Milimani Law courts, Nairobi.

Family division’s judge Abida Aroni ruled that she has jurisdiction to hear the matter which was filed in Meru law courts.

The judge dismissed the Senator’s objection not to have the case heard in Nairobi.

The matter will be mentioned on 28th this month for further directions.

Kitany prayed to have the heard in Nairobi for fear of her life.
“My life will be in grave danger if the mater is heard and determined in Meru especially when my presence is required in court,” says Litany in her court papers.

Through lawyer Dunstan Omari, the former Chief of Staff at the office of DP William Ruto is apprehensive that Linturi’s voters might harm her should she travel to Meru.

She added that upon filing and serving the Senator, she received death threats which she reported to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations.

Through her lawyer Danstan Omar, Kitany claimed that after she filed and upon service to the senator, she received deaths threats which she reported at the DCI.

The court heard Nairobi is convenient for both parties since the reside in Nairobi.

According to Litany, the legislator has lost all family values and has transferred his love and affection to other women.

However, Linuri denies ever being married to Kitany.

“The court has no jurisdiction to grant divorce or nay other matrimonial relief in the absence of a valid marriage,” claims the Senator.