Kitany to attend father in laws burial today


Marriane Kitany, the former chief of staff in the Office of the Deputy President, has said she will attend her father in-law’s burial on Tuesday in Igembe Meru.

Despite her divorce process with Meru Senator Mithika Linturi, Kitany through her lawyer Danstan Omari, said she is going to pay her last respects to Linturi’s father who passed away two weeks ago.

“It is the honour and respect… she has a moral, cultural and legal basis to attend the funeral. Whoever will want to cause drama it will not be from our side. We want to pay respect,” Omari said on Monday.

Last week, Kitany, applied for an adjournment on her ongoing divorce case against Linturi.

Kitany said she was not ready to proceed following the death of Linturi’s father on Monday night.

Omari said Kitany is in mourning and is in the process of going to her home in Meru to be part of her father-in-law’s burial programme.

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‘Willing buyer willing seller’ Kitany denies luring Linturi to Naivasha


Marianne Kitany has denied luring her estranged husband and Meru Senator Mithika Linturi to Sopa Lodge in Naivasha where their love was brewed.

The former chief of staff in Deputy President William Ruto’s office, while being re-examined by Lawyer Danstan Omari, told the court it was a willing buyer-willing seller situation.

In her evidence, she said did not entice Linturi to Sopa Lodge to stop him from tabling a censure motion in Parliament.

“We became intimate. We were both willing. I cohabited with Linturi around June 2014 until March 2016 when we got married and lived as husband and wife,” she said.

Kitany said she got married to Linturi based on love and trust. She said she presented material evidence to prove that a marriage existed between them.

“I provided affidavits and photos. During the cross-examination, nobody challenged the photos I presented,”  she said.

Linturi has said they were never married. Kitany presented video evidence to prove they were married. Linturi says he is married to one wife – Mercy Kaimenyi.

Yeterday, Kitany told the court that she became aware of a marriage certificate between Linturi and Kaimenyi in December last year.

“It’s a document of a certain marriage celebrated on April 8, 2000. I didn’t know Linturi at that time. I did not attend that function,” she said.

She told the court only the registrar can confirm the marriage certificate presented by Linturi.

 Kitany said a document generated by Tigania Catholic Church is not proof of marriage between Kaimenyi and Linturi.

“This document with a stamp from the Tigania church, according to me, doesn’t confirm a marriage. It can’t be the basis of a confirmation of a marriage. Only the registrar of of marriages can confirm,” she said.

Kitany, however, confirmed that Linturi filed a divorce case against Kaimenyi in 2005.

During cross-examination Kitany was asked whether she has any evidence of a divorce between Linturi and Kaimenyi . Yesterday she said the divorce suit papers formed part of the evidence and that the registrar of judiciary and registrar of marriages can also confirm there was a divorce.

Kitany further made reference to a witness statement of a Catholic Priest Jason Muchemi who claimed that that wedding between Kaimenyi and Linturi was conducted at Tigania Parish.

But Kitany said his being a Catholic priest is not an assurance of him telling the truth. “His a human being,” she said.

During the proceedings, the court declined to order that Kitany undergoes a psychiatric tests. Prof George Wajakoya, representing Linturi, made the request.

Magistrate Peter Gesora said the court has not detected any behaviour for it to make such drastic orders.

In her defence, Kitany said she has sound mind and has never been to a psychiatrist.

“I am also not a pathological liar as insinuated by the defence team. I want this court to grant me orders for divorce between myself and Linturi,” she said.

The case was adjourned to September 24.

The magistrate said it will not be live streamed, but the media will still be allowed to cover the case.

He made the decision after both parties reflected on the issue.

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‘I didn’t force him to go with me to Sopa Lodge’ Mary Kitany 


Meru Senator Mithika Linturi on Monday put up a spirited fight through his lawyers in a bid to discredit his estranged wife Marianne Kitany’s allegations against him.

However, a determined Kitany stood her ground and assertively maintained she was married to Linturi in a Nandi customary arrangement.

She also rejected claims by his lawyers that she tricked the legislator into accompanying her to Sopa on the day he was supposed to table a motion in Parliament.

Kitany and Linturi in the happier past
Kitany and Linturi in the happier past in a photo Kitany presented the court

Lawyer George Wajakoya posed to Kitany that she lured Linturi into sexual activities at Sopa Lodge to get his properties.

Kitany rubbished the claim, saying she went to Sopa Lodge in his car of his own volition and she didn’t force him.

Kitany, who was is a Burgundy dress, was at one time pushed by Muthomi Thiankolu to explain to court if indeed the Sopa Lodge meeting took place.

According to Muthomi, Linturi has never stepped his foot into Sopa Lodge. Kitany insisted they were together on the day the motion was to be tabled and told the court to verify with the hotel.

Marianne Kitany
Marianne Kitany

She refused to name the person who was part of the plan that was hatched to bar Linturi from tabling the motion but confirmed there was indeed a motion.

“I confirm that there was a plan during the tabling of the motion and I can’t name names because they will not come here to testify,” she added.

Kitany on several occasions declined to answer questions posed to her by Linturi’s lawyers and even disowned several documents claiming they were not hers.

Marianne Kitany vs Linturi
Marianne Kitany vs Linturi

Things got heated at one point, with Muthomi asking the court to protect him and order Kitany to answer questions.

Muthomi claimed the witness was insincere in refusing to answer questions, including whether Linturi is still married. In response, Kitany said Linturi is the only person who can confirm if he is married or not when he takes the stand.

She also dismissed allegations by Muthomi that she was after his wealth. According to Kitany, matters of the heart are very sensitive and can’t be questioned. She said she trusted Linturi wholehearted when he told her he was divorced.

“I’m wife no 4 and I considered myself as lucky as number 4 since I was there for love.”

She said a relationship is about trust and that’s the key pillar that makes marriage to work. However, she said she never changed her name to his and never did so even in her first marriage.

Things turned comical when Wajakoya asked the court to bring a lie detector machine to be used on Kitany to prove she was not lying.

Wajakoya further asked Kitany if she has ever undergone a medical psychiatric examination and at one time asked the court to order for one on her because she was “hostile”.

Muthomi accused Kitany of lying that she was married to Linturi, saying they were never married in any traditional marriage.

Linturi, through Muthomi, also refuted claims by Kitany that he stole titled deeds. He said her relatives voluntarily gave him the titles.

Muthomi told the court she was lying, saying all the documents on customary marriage have different dates showing inconsistencies in her testimony.

Marianne Kitany
Marianne Kitany

In a bid to deny the marriage claims to Kitany, Linturi said he was never in Nandi for a marriage ceremony. Muthomi claimed Linturi’s parents and siblings never attended the function and that cannot be a marriage.

In her defence, however, Kitany said Linturi told her that in their culture his parents could not attend their traditional marriage because they had already gone to his first wife’s home.

Muthomi argued that engagement and marriage are not the same, saying marriage is a process that cannot happen in one day. He said Nandi traditional marriage usually happens in stages leading to the final orders.

Kitany said she was not in a position to respond to issues of Nandi traditional marriage because an expert witness in Nandi tradition will testify and shed more light on the whole ceremony.

Kitany also claimed her witnesses from Meru who attended the marriage have been threatened not to testify.

Linturi claims that he attended functions in Nandi that have nothing to do with marriage and went for different functions, “but Kitany decided to lie that I was there for a wedding”.

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My wife eyes me like the Tom Mboya statue after checking my phone


The conversation on Classic 105 was about women going through their mens phones.

This topic was based on evidence Mary Kaitany produced in court in the divorce proceeding against husband Linturi.

Kitanys testimony included a revelation that she found illicit content on her husbands phone. She told a packed courtoom

“Initially it was cheating and just like other women, I would sneak into his phone. I became suspicious of his moves because he would come home later, didn’t want to give me my conjugal rights and he would be quarrelling,” Kitany said.

Woman on phone
Woman on phone

Classic host Maina Kageni was rather shocked by how messy the divorce case appeared.

Is there a Kenyan man without nudes on his phone? Is there a Kenyan man whose hone you wont go through and get upset? Why do you entertain those things, so why don’t you see them and delete them?

Is there a Kenyan mans phone you can go through and not find anything incriminating? If Kenyan men were to be divorced based on contents on their phone would anyone be left married?

Ladies why do you go to his phone?how do you get his pin number and what are the logistics to get it?

A man called in with his hilarious story of how his wife got hold of his PIN number to access the contents of the phone.

when you are happy in your marriage and are at home, they will try and sneak through your phone me I had a problem with my wife one day, I think they have eyes like a chameleone, one looks infront the other on the side, you see when your opening your phone when she’s next to you she is facing forward you are facing down and she has already crammed the PIN no matter how long it is.

The worst thing is you will never know when she has read your messages you have it in the evening you go sleep at the same time but when you wake up she is so mad at you. She is looking at you like that statue along Tom Mboya street.


One day she told me something and what I heard was from the context of a text message on my phone. Unfortunately I had not even opened that text so I asked her kwani these days I live with a witch, coz I didn’t hear you come out of bed, not even a sense of movement,

So what did his wife see: a text or whatsapp message?

I work at a high comission so we have these groups so somebody had said and I like the way this guy is tall coll and hardworking you know it was just a compliemnt but to her it intepreted different.

In my phone I assure you there are no nudes.

Dear classic 105 fam, do you believe him or nah? Also drop your thoughts on womens habit of snooping in a mans phone.

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