Keitany Linturi a former Chief of Staff at the Office of the Deputy President William Ruto wants a divorce for cruelty, neglect, infidelity and desertion.
According to the divorce papers filed at the Chief Magistrate’s Court at Meru, the two were married in a customary marriage under Meru and Nandi customary law on 16th April 2006 at Kapchemosin village, Nandi County.
They thereafter on the 23rd to 26th December 2016 solemnized their union by way of customary marriage under Meru Customary law.
However, in the high-profile divorce suit, Keitany accuses Linturi of among other things failing to provide her with any or at all emotional support, love, affection and care.
He is also not buying Keitany and her children food.
Linturi has instead lost all family values and has transferred his love and affection from her to other women, Kitany says in the court documents supporting her divorce plea.
To demonstrate the senator’s cruelty, Keitany says on several occasions, Linturi would snatch and smash her mobile phone in rage leaving thereby cutting off communication.
She says her husband has deserted the marriage and doesn’t care about her emotional and psychological needs.
Tabling evidence of Linturi’s infidelity, Keitany says in her papers that the senator has become extremely untrustworthy and lives a very secretive life which always caused great tension in the marriage and the family.
In her material evidence before court, Keitany says Linturi is a habitual deserter of the matrimonial home and in fact did so on or about five times each ranging from about two weeks to six months.
“One notably I found him checked in and booked at 14 Riverside Drive, Dusit and another time at Safari Park hotel where he had stayed for close to two weeks. Most recently he has been gone for six months without informing me,”
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Further, Keitany says the senator is constantly communicating with other women including exchanging nudity, vulgar and pornographic images and videos thus causing her immense mental anguish.
“I had on several occasions been exposed to venereal diseases and STD’s of various kinds and when I confronted him to accompany me for treatment he threatened me with death,”
She argues that Linturi had been coming home at the wee hours of the night between 11pm and 4am in the morning and turned hostile and irrational when questioned even while she was aware that he was not at his place of work.
She accuses her husband of having illicit affairs with other women outside the wedlock as well as having another family elsewhere.
“I have now learnt he married sometimes early 2018 and is currently cohabiting with another woman,’ she says adding that she is currently on daily medication for depression and psychotherapy as a result.
She adds, “the respondent [Linturi] has been adulterous during the subsistence of the marriage and he has an issue [child] who is currently four years old with another woman born during our marriage.”
According to Keitany, Linturi has failed to show concern or empathy to her emotional needs for love and companionship and in effect denying the Petitioner his marital rights to companionship.
“The respondent [ Linturi] has denied the Petitioner her conjugal rights causing mental anguish and torture as well as humiliating the Petitioner,” says Keitany through her lawyer in the court suit.