Meru Senator Mithika Linturi’s effort to evict his estranged wife Maryanne Kitany from their palatial Runda home has been dealt a blow.
This is after a Nairobi court ruled that Kitany should not be kicked out of the home as requested by the legislator.
The ruling issued on Friday, February 1, means Kitany will continue to be a legal occupant of the home until a divorce case she filed against Linturi is heard and determined. The senator had filed an application seeking to have her evicted from the home but the latter’s lawyer Danstan Omari opposed the request. The court also directed Officer Commanding Station (OCS) Runda Police Station to ensure the orders were complied with.
There was drama when the senator stormed the house situated at Mae Ridge Country Villas in Runda with a group of people and destroyed part of the property in a bid to forcibly evict Kitany. Muthomi Thiankolu representing Linturi pleaded with court to stay orders for 30 days to allow him file an appeal but Omari argued that would mean his client would be evicted.
“This ruling changes nothing about earlier orders protecting my client. Staying the orders will expose my client to eviction,” said Omari.
He argued that Linturi needed to make a formal application to have the orders stayed
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