The case involving Meru senator Mithika Linturi and his estranged wife Merriane Kitany has taken a new twist after Kitany’s mother’s latest confession.
In her confession, Kitany’s mother has dragged in Kapsaret MP Oscar Sudi whom she alleges knelt down before her daughter to propose on behalf of Linturi.
She says Sudi got down on one knee and asked for her daughter’s hand in marriage on behalf of Linturi during a church fundraiser.
“Oscar Sudi even knelt down at the same function and asked for Kitany’s hand in marriage on behalf of Linturi. It was the biggest function. Almost six choppers came for the fundraiser,” she was quoted by a local daily.
on Tuesday narrated how she invited Linturi for a church fundraiser in which he contributed Sh1 million out of the Sh4.2 million raised.
“I thank my son-in-law for coming for a fundraiser before the ceremony in my church,” she said.
Among those present at the fundraiser were Sudi, Elgeyo Marakwet Senaotr Kipchumba Murkomen, Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu, Deputy Preident William Ruto’s aide, Farouk Kibet, Energy CS Charles Keter and Nandi Governor Stephen Sang.
Rhoda said Kitany informed her in 2014 that she, Linturi and their children were going to Australia to get to know each other.
In 2016, Kitany told her mother that she and Linturi wanted to visit her home for an introduction and she prepared for the function.
Rhoda said she invited all her friends and family for the occasion.
She said before the wedding, the fundraiser was the first time Linturi went to visit.
During the introduction, Rhoda said Linturi visited accompanied by 19 people and had a pick-up full of food.
Throughout the cross-examination, Rhoda referred to Linturi as ‘mheshimiwa’, saying her culture does not allow her to say the name of her son-in-law.
She said at the traditional wedding, Linturi was asked if he loved her daughter and he told them he did.
Rhoda said Linturi was asked if he was married and he said he was divorced.